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SENATE RESOLUTION 568--DESIGNATING THE WEEK BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 16, 2012, AS ``NATIONAL HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS WEEK''
(Senate - September 19, 2012)

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  SENATE RESOLUTION 568--DESIGNATING THE WEEK BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 16, 
        2012, AS ``NATIONAL HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS WEEK''

  Mr. MENENDEZ (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:

                              S. Res. 568

       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
       Resolved, 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.

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