Students from the Hispanic Latino Initiative

Hispanic/Latino Initiative

Why Join HLI?

“Failure is not an option!” The Hispanic/Latino Initiative’s primary goal is to make sure your academic career is a success. Our goal is to empower, support, and assist you in gaining your undergraduate degree in four years.

Students who participate in these initiatives have higher grades and graduate faster than their peers who do not participate in the program. They also develop invaluable networks that are beneficial both in college and after graduation.

What are the benefits?

  • You will have individualized help with course advising
  • You will be connected with a peer and professional mentor
  • You will attend trainings and workshops to develop your academic and personal skills
  • You will attend fun social activities on and off-campus

Join the Hispanic Latino Initiative

Who will be my mentor?

As a participant in SASI, you will have a professional mentor who is a member of the UALR faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university to serve as role model, a resource, and professional contact.

In addition, you will be paired with a peer success adviser (a sophomore, junior, or senior) who excels academically and exemplifies strong leadership skills to help you in your transition to college life.

How do I know if I qualify for the program?

If you have been admitted to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and have registered for classes you are eligible to apply for the SASI program.

I have more questions. Who should I contact?

Our SASI staff are happy to answers your questions about our program. Contact Diana Arias by email at or by phone at 501.569.8713. For more information and directions to our office, go to the SSSI Staff page.