Latinx Thriving Initiatives (LTI)


Information on Town Halls held each semester a video of the event, presentations, and FAQs.


Lateral Support and Engagement:

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LTI Staff headshot of Elisa Diana Huerta, PhDElisa Diana Huerta

Associate Vice Chancellor, Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement; Thriving Initiatives Managing Director


Lateral Support and Engagement:


Lateral Support and Engagement: Newly Admitted Student Events

Welcome, support and guide newly admitted Latinx students and families

Be an empowerment agent!

Review Your Data

Disaggregate your data and evaluate trends

Examine policies and procedures for barriers to resources

Make Information Accessible

Humanize your communications, resources

Accessible in multiple languages and formats

Resource Allocation

Make Latinx-thriving work a standing item



Lateral Support and Engagement: Review Your Data

Disaggregate your faculty, staff, and student data and evaluate trends

Examine policies and procedures for barriers to resources

Prioritize Latinx Thriving Work Engage colleagues in conversations about federal HSI designation is, how it is a component of being a Latinx Thriving Institution and what it means for their department.

Make Latinx-thriving work a standing item

Engage in and support mentorship, outreach and research opportunities (e.g.,...


Background and Progress

In the fall of 2018, Chancellor Christ announced that UC Berkeley would begin the process of becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). One of the boldest goals in the campus’ strategic plan(link is external), the university seeks to become a HSI by 2027, joining five other UC campuses with that distinction. In June 2019,...

Get Involved

Learn how you can get involved with Latinx Thriving Initiatives as a staff, faculty, alum, or student!

Liliana Iglesias

Director of Thriving, Latinx Thriving Initiatives (LTI)

Liliana Iglesias (she/her/ella) proudly identifies herself as the daughter of immigrant parents from Zacatecas and Jalisco, Mexico. Raised in Carson, CA, she graduated from Berkeley as a first-generation college student.

Commencing her professional journey at Berkeley nine years ago within the Undocumented Student Program as an Academic Counselor, Liliana has remained dedicated to supporting students using a multicultural, social justice-oriented, student-centered, and strengths-based lens. Her commitment extends to...