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Agreed to Senate (09/18/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. RES. 240

Designating the week beginning September 15, 2013, as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week”.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 18, 2013

Mr. Menendez (for himself, Mr. Reid, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Begich, Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Coons, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Markey, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Warner, Mr. Heller, and Mr. Enzi) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Designating the week beginning September 15, 2013, as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week”.

Whereas Hispanic-Serving Institutions are degree-granting institutions that have a full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment of at least 25 percent Hispanic students;

Whereas Hispanic-Serving Institutions play an important role in educating many underprivileged students and helping those students attain their full potential through higher education;

Whereas more than 350 Hispanic-Serving Institutions operate in the United States;

Whereas Hispanic-Serving Institutions serve more than half, or 56 percent, of all Hispanic students, enrolling more than 1,480,000 students in 2011;

Whereas Hispanic-Serving Institutions are actively involved in stabilizing and improving the communities in which the institutions are located;

Whereas celebrating the vast contributions of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to the United States strengthens the culture of the United States; and

Whereas the achievements and goals of Hispanic-Serving Institutions deserve national recognition: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) recognizes the achievements and goals of Hispanic-Serving Institutions across the United States;

(2) designates the week beginning September 15, 2013, as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week”; and

(3) calls on the people of the United States and interested groups to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to demonstrate support for Hispanic-Serving Institutions.