Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week

The purpose of HSIs Week is to recognize 569 HSIs throughout the nation for their work and critical role in educating and empowering Hispanics/Latina/o/x.

This year HSI Week is September 11 – 16, 2023, MSU Denver will participate by hosting several events and sharing stories about our impact on our students and community in the Early Bird and on social media.

Logo celebrating HSI Week. There is a blue sun, yellow sun rays, a city in white in front of mountains in red .

RSVP for the HSI Week Events


Cafecito con HSI

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

JSSB Mezzanine

Monday, September 11
The King Center Concert Hall with orchestra and choir on stage

Oaxacan Youth Philharmonic

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

King Center Recital Hall

Thursday, September 14
Large Concert at Levitt Pavilion. Mariachi Festival.

Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival

7 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Levitt Pavilion

Saturday, September 16 Reserve Tickets for Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival

Cafecito con HSI

Monday, September 11, 2023
Cafecito con HSI? For this event, we will be facilitating round table discussions about HSI in Student Programs, as a University, in Community Engagement, and in Academic spaces. Join us as we discuss what HSI means over Coffee and Conchas, in the JSSB Mezzanine from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Oaxacan Youth Philharmonic

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Partnering with AHEC and MSU Denver Music, MSU Denver’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion proudly presents the Oaxacan Youth Philharmonic. Join us for an immersive afternoon performance from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the King Center Recital Hall.

Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2023
The Latino Cultural Arts Center of Colorado proudly announces that the Viva Southwest Mariachi Festival is returning to Levitt Pavilion Denver. MSU Denver is sponsoring this event and is excited for you to join us on Mexican Independence Day (September 16th) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a spectacular night of Mariachi. The lineup includes the Mariachi Estelares de Colorado and headliner Latin Grammy Award Winner Flor de Toloache.

Office Contact

Manuel Del Real, Ph.D.

Executive Director of HSI Initiatives and Inclusion

Office Staff

Campus Location:

Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB) 440
890 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 1
Denver, CO 80217-3362