Calumet College of St. Joseph Is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

Since 2000, Calumet College of St. Joseph has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the Department of Education—the first university in Indiana to receive the HSI designation.

In 2021, CCSJ received a $5 million HSI-STEM grant to further fund our goal to increase enrollment in STEM-related majors, with a focus on Hispanic and low-income students.

A $3 million HSI Strengthening Institutions grant received in 2022 will empower the College to invest in the health and wellness needs of our diverse student population.

“As a private, Catholic institution, Calumet College of St. Joseph is committed to truly knowing our community of students and understanding their individual academic and personal needs,” says Dr. Amy McCormack, president of CCSJ. “And as the most diverse college in Indiana, a primary focus of ours is to create programs that best serve our students’ needs. With the support of the Department of Education and HSI-related grants, we are better positioned to expand access and achievement for Latino/a and low-income students.”

To become a designated HSI, an institution’s undergraduate enrollment must be at least 25% Hispanic (defined as an individual of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin).

Hispanic Serving Institution

HSI Contact & Support

Dr. Ginger Rodriguez

 Phone: (219) 473-4227

Lisa Burns

 Phone: (219) 473-4318

Melissa Benavidez

 Phone: (219) 473-4202

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