New York City College of Technology (City Tech) is the only college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system offering career-specific baccalaureate and associate degrees that focus on technology and professional studies. The college is also unique in that it has the largest enrollment of STEM students within CUNY and places first among CUNY colleges in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) rankings of schools that award STEM associate degrees to women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
City Tech is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). As an HSI that is “committed to providing broad access to high quality technological and professional education for a diverse urban population,” and in anticipation of the expected growth in its Hispanic* population, City Tech must reflect on its current policies and the culture of the institution to ensure an atmosphere of inclusion and respect, and meet the needs of Hispanic students.
The HSI Committee seeks to promote awareness of City Tech’s identity as an HSI and the important role HSIs play in improving access to education and advancing equity for historically underserved students.
 National Science Foundation, Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in STEM. Division of Science Resource Statistics, special tabulations of IPEDS Completion Survey, updated January 2012.
 City Tech’s mission statement http://www.citytech.cuny.edu/about-us/mission.aspx
* We will use the term Hispanic as an umbrella term for Hispanic and Latinx to align with the Hispanic Serving Institution designation.