Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


SWAU is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


In 2015, Southwestern Adventist University was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the US Department of Education, which reflects our undergraduate enrollment of Latinx/Chicanx students. SWAU is one of three adventist universities to become an HSI.

Because of this title, SWAU faculty, staff, and students are eligible to apply for Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) grants, internships and partnerships.


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How We Listen
Our Diversity Committee's focus is listening to the diverse ideas that make the SWAU campus unique and creating initiatives that celebrate the cultures of SWAU.


Learn About the Committee


Why an HSI Designation is Significant
Since 2015, SWAU has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Learn more about this federal designation below.


Understand the HSI Designation

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How We Serve
Thanks to funding from a Title V Grant from the US Department of Education, Pathways to Success was created to prepare young professionals for personal, academic, and career success.

Explore Pathways To Success


The HACU Community
As a Hispanic Serving Instituion, SWAU is part of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), a community of over 500 institutions committed to Hispanic higher education success.


Learn More About HACU