Located in Tucson, with an auxiliary campus in Phoenix, the University of Arizona was founded in 1885, with the mission to “improve the prospects and enrich the lives of the people of Arizona and the world.” Today, the university secures more than $678 million, annually, in research grants and investments, and offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs.
The University of Arizona also has numerous initiatives designed to embed diversity and inclusion into campus life. Many of these programs and resources are developed and implemented through the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, including the Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence, which is focused on meeting the health needs of the state’s Hispanic population, and the Adalberto and Ana Guerrero Student Center, which serves Latino students at the university and works to create a welcoming campus environment.
In 2018, the university earned the US Department of Education’s Hispanic Serving Institution designation, in recognition of its commitment to education access for the Latino community.
In partnership with HSF, and in a state-wide collaboration with major Arizona institutions of higher education, the university has supported the rollout of HSF College Camps for students and parents, in various locations around the state, for the last three years, including hosting one on its own campus in 2018.