What does it mean to be a Hispanic Serving Institution?
San Diego Mesa College is proud to be formally designated a Hispanic Serving Institution
by the United States Department of Education. The purpose of this designation is to
provide Mesa College the opportunity to improve the academic attainment of Latino/a,
Chicano/a, Hispanic, or similar identities, and low-income students. Being an HSI
means we are a reflection of our students, their cultures, values, and life experiences.
It guides the direction of the college and how we go about the work that we do. Every
students deserves to feel connected and safe on campus and to have access to the programs
and services to successfully reach their goals. As an Hispanic Serving Institution,
Mesa is committed to be the Leading College of Equity and Excellence.