FAQs

for Students

If you don’t see your question answered below, please email [email protected]

What ages and grades of students are allowed to attend?

The conference is now open to both male and female students 9th through 12th grades in high school or currently enrolled in a California Community College looking to transfer to a 4-year university.

Is the conference in Spanish or English?

The conference is all in English with the exception of the “You’re a College Parent: Now What?” session. That session is presented all in Spanish specifically for parents.

Is there a cost for any part of the conference?

No, the conference is free to all attendees thanks to the generosity of sponsors and donors; all speakers donate their time, as well.

FAQs

for After-School College Readiness Program, High School Teachers, Principals, Counselors & Community College Professors, and Transfer Department Counselors

I’m a counselor/teacher. How do I sign up my students or class?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept group or class sign-ups. Each student must sign up individually online. Students can click the “registration” button found on this page to register themselves and their parents. We encourage you, though, to walk your students through online registration in your classroom, if time permits, so that at home they can register with their parents.

Is there a cost for the conference?

No, the conference is free to all attendees thanks to the generosity of sponsors and donors; all speakers donate their time, as well.

What ages and grades of students are allowed to attend?

The conference is open to both male and female students 9th through 12th grades in high school or currently enrolled in a California Community College looking to transfer to a 4-year university.

What is HSI?

A Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI) is defined by the U.S. Department of Education as a public or private, non-profit or for-profit, four-year or two-year institution of higher education that has an enrollment of 25 percent or higher of undergraduate Hispanic students. When an institution meets this and other eligibility requirements, federal funding becomes available in the form of grants so that the institution can reach out to this student population, as well as develop curriculum and support services for students and professional training for faculty and staff.

Is Concordia University Irvine an HSI institution?

We’re getting close. Concordia’s enrollment of undergraduate students who identify as Hispanic, Latino, Latina, or Latinx is around 24 percent, making nearly a quarter of our student body Hispanic. Until we reach and remain at the required U.S. Department of Education 25 percent threshold, Concordia is establishing new and expanding existing programs and student services that help these students navigate the road through college, while all students get to benefit. The inaugural 2016 Latina Leadership Conference marked the beginning of Concordia’s commitment to this Hispanic initiative.

FAQs

for Donors and Foundations

Why is Concordia University Irvine hosting a Latinx Leadership Conference?

Since its establishment more than 40 years ago, Concordia’s student population has been changing. But so have the demographics of the region. Today, about a quarter of Concordia’s students identify as Hispanic, Latino, Latina, or Latinx. With nearly a fourth of our student body being Hispanic, CUI is committed to serving this growing and diverse student population. Concordia is working toward receiving HSI, or Hispanic-Serving Institution designation from the U.S. Department of Education. Once an institution of higher learning meets the 25 percent threshold and other eligibility requirements, the institution qualifies to compete for federal grants that can be used to develop programs and support services for these students, professional development for faculty and staff, and curriculum development.

How can I personally, or my organization, support the Latinx Leadership Conference?

Grants from corporations and nonprofit organizations are welcome, as are private donations. Certain in-kind donations are welcome, too. In 2018, as part of its commitment to cultivating access to higher education in underserved communities, Edison International awarded a $10,000 grant to the Latinx Leadership Conference to cover administrative expenses.

To learn how you can support the conference, contact event manager [email protected]

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