S.Res. 568 (112th): A resolution designating the week beginning September 16, 2012, as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week”.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 19, 2012 (Resolution Agreed to).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. RES. 568

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 19, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Reid, Mr. Begich, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. Heller, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Nelson of Florida, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Bennet, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Bingaman, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Coons, Mr. Lautenberg, and Mrs. Feinstein) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Designating the week beginning September 16, 2012, as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week.

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

Whereas there are more than 300 Hispanic-serving institutions in operation in the United States;

Whereas Hispanic-serving institutions serve more than half (54 percent) of all Hispanic students, enrolling more than 1,300,000 students in 2010;

Whereas Hispanic-serving institutions are actively involved in stabilizing and improving the communities in which the Hispanic-serving 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 are deserving of national recognition: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

recognizes the achievements and goals of Hispanic-serving institutions across the United States;

(2)

designates the week beginning September 16, 2012, 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.