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 a leading Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in New Jersey. The office is led by Dr. Katia Paz Goldfarb, Associate Provost for Hispanic Initiatives and International Programs. Some of our initiatives include:

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

  • Hispanic Heritage Month - With our campus partners, we offer a calendar of in-person and virtual events for Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) for the Montclair community.  See 2023 highlights here.

  • Partnerships with organizations including HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities) and the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCCNJ). 

  • Coming in Fall 2024: National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week at Montclair State University.

!Gracias por su apoyo! Thank you for considering the Office for Hispanic Initiatives for your gift!  Please keep connected / Mantente Conectado online or on Instagram.


Alumni Challenge - Halfway There Challenge
Halfway There Challege! Let's get 50 more donors to unlock $8,000 from alumna, Judy Graef '66
50 / 50 Donors
Cynthia Watson '99
Let's get 25 alumni donors from the 1990's in celebration of Cynthia Watson '99 25th anniversary!
25 / 25 Donors
Let's get started early - Manny '61 and Meg Scrofani Challenge
Raise $10,000 to unlock $20,000 from Manny'61 and Meg Scrofani!!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
Which fund has raised the most dollars on One Day for Montclair
Which fund has raised the most dollars on One Day for Montclair
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Science and Mathematics $33,592.00
2 College for Community Health $25,400.00
3 College of the Arts $19,055.22
4 The Fund for Montclair State $15,433.25
5 Football $15,372.50
Alumni Donor Challenge
Let's get to 100 alumni donors to unlock $10,000 from an anonymous alumna from the Class of 1950
100 / 100 Donors
Kathleen Ragan '74 Faculty Staff Challenge
When faculty and staff come together to raise $5,000 we can unlock $5,000 from alumna Kathleen Ragan '74, retired staff member who is making this challenge in honor of the Class of 1974 in honor of their 50th anniversary.
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Fund Donor Leaderboard
Which University Fund is getting the most participation?
Rank Fund Donor Leaderboard Donors
1 Women's Basketball 222
2 Women's Soccer 177
3 Men's Basketball 176
4 The Fund for Montclair State 170
5 Football 111
Transforming Every Day by Decade for One Day
Transforming Every Day by Decade for One Day
What decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Amount
1 1970-1979 $66,574.75
2 1960-1969 $17,315.00
3 1980-1989 $10,975.00
4 1990-1999 $9,878.00
5 2010-2019 $8,010.55
6 2000-2009 $7,605.00
7 2020-2022 $2,332.31
8 1959 and before $175.00
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Rank State Gifts
1 NJ 2
2 MD 1
3 AA 0
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