The Office for Hispanic Initiatives

The Office for Hispanic Initiatives, established in 2018, is dedicated to upholding the university’s allegiance to promoting an inclusive environment to support the success of all Hispanic/Latinx students, faculty, staff, and communities.  As the largest Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in the state of New Jersey, Montclair State University is strategically situated to further our knowledge and understanding about Hispanics/Latinx in N.J., the region, and the U.S. as an integral component of our social fabric. On October 27, 2021, Montclair State University was named a Fulbright HSI Leader by the U.S. Department of State. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between Americans and the people of other countries.

The office is led by Dr. Katia Paz Goldfarb, Associate Provost for Hispanic Initiatives and International Programs. Our programs include the:

Hispanic Student College Institute (HSCI), an immersive college preparedness summer institute for high school rising junior and seniors that focuses on the college application process, transition to college and academic success. 

Hispanic/Latinx Alumni Network (HLAN) was launched in February 2021 to provide opportunities for networking among Hispanic/Latinx alumni and extend relationships with current and future Montclair State students.

Hispanic Heritage Month - We offer a calendar of in-person and virtual events for Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) for the Montclair State community.  In 2021, we concluded the month with the first annual Hispanic Heritage Month Block Party. Read about it here.

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$1,000
Faculty Staff Donor Challenge - Richard Abrams
The fund with the most faculty staff donors will receive an additional $1,000 from University friend, Rich Abrams
Completed
$20,000
Let's Get Started Early - Jerry Appelstein Challenge
Our first $10,000 raised will unlock $20,000 from Jerry Appelstein
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Completed
$34,000
Fred Bednarek '59 Challenge
Challenge gift of $34,000 unlocked
Completed
$2,500
Parent Donor Challenge
$2500 unlocked
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
Leaderboard
Fund Donor Leaderboard
Which University Fund is getting the most participation?
Rank Fund Designation Donors
1 Men's Basketball 294
2 Women's Basketball 288
3 The Fund for Montclair State 147
4 Swimming and Diving 66
5 Women's Soccer 45
6 Men's Soccer 41
7 Field Hockey 40
8 Red Hawk Pantry 39
9 College of Education and Human Services 37
10 Sports Medicine 37
11 Baseball 31
12 EOF Book Fund 28
13 Emergency Scholarship Fund 26
14 Softball 23
15 Men's Lacrosse 18
16 Volleyball 16
17 Football 15
18 College of Science and Mathematics 14
19 Rocky's Closet 14
20 Women's Lacrosse 12
21 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 11
22 Emergency Book Fund 10
23 Feliciano School of Business 9
24 Latinx Caucus 9
25 School of Communication and Media 7
26 Office of Hispanic Initiatives 7
27 Track & Field 7
28 College of the Arts 6
29 The Fund for Montclair State 6
30 Sprague Library 6
31 College of Science and Mathematics 5
32 John J. Cali School of Music 5
33 School of Nursing 4
34 Red Hawk Athletic Fund 4
35 Becker,Keenen,Moore,Brook,Uhia,Waller Scholarship 3
36 Cross Country 2
37 Student Development for Athletes 1
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Fund Dollar Leaderboard
Which fund has raised the most dollars on One Day for Montclair
Rank Prize Department Raised
1 $1 Women's Basketball $13,891.02
2 Men's Basketball $10,148.00
3 The Fund for Montclair State $8,586.02
4 College of the Arts $7,534.94
5 Swimming and Diving $6,510.25
6 Men's Lacrosse $5,094.00
7 Field Hockey $4,755.00
8 Men's Soccer $4,200.00
9 Baseball $4,195.00
10 College of Education and Human Services $3,496.00
11 College of Science and Mathematics $3,470.00
12 Women's Soccer $2,975.00
13 College of Humanities and Social Sciences $2,855.00
14 Red Hawk Pantry $2,715.00
15 EOF Book Fund $2,670.00
16 Softball $2,560.00
17 Sports Medicine $2,199.28
18 Football $1,780.00
19 MBA Scholarship Fund $1,700.00
20 Emergency Scholarship Fund $1,440.00
21 Feliciano School of Business $950.00
22 Volleyball $824.52
23 Women's Lacrosse $525.00
24 WMSC Excellence in Radio Scholarship $450.00
25 School of Nursing $425.00
26 The LatinX Caucus $423.00
27 The Office for Hispanic Initiatives $381.00
28 Emergency Book Fund $345.00
29 Rocky's Closet $325.00
30 Sprague Library $325.00
31 Red Hawk Athletic Fund $250.00
32 BKMBUW Local 1904 Union Scholarship $249.00
33 Track & Field $245.00
34 Cross Country $50.00
35 Student Development for Athletes $50.00
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$10,000
Alumni Donor Challenge
$10,000 will be unlocked
44 / 44 Donors
Completed
$8,000
Judy Graef '66 Twilight Challenge
Get to 20 donors, unlock $8,000 during twilight hours
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
$1,000
Recent Graduate Donor Challenge
$1,000 is unlocked with 10 recent graduate donors
10 / 10 Donors
Completed
Leaderboard
Transforming Every Day by Decade for One Day
Which decade's graduates are all in for One Day?
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Donors
1 2010-2019 71
2 1990-1999 59
3 2000-2009 45
4 1970-1979 30
5 1980-1989 30
6 2020 and 2021 23
7 1960-1969 17
8 1959 and before 2
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2 MO 1
3 AA 0
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