Vision & Mission Statements


As a national Latinx/a/o/é and equity-centered, higher education association, AAHHE engages and aligns with multiple communities, partners, and stakeholders to­ advance our mission. Partners and collaborators include industry, governmental entities, foundations, Latinx/a/o/é colleges and universities, non-profits, and advocacy groups. 

Our Vision

We seek a radical shift in equity policies and leadership among higher education institutions to effectively address the needs of Latinx/a/o/é communities and empower us to strive for academic success, knowledge production, and artistic creation to advance social change that creates opportunities for all.

Our Mission

We prepare, support, and advance Latinx/a/o/é students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members through higher education to participate, lead, and influence in our society. 

Our Core Values

Our core values are of paramount importance to AAHHE’s leadership, membership, and organizational partnerships. We strive for social change through collective action rooted in values of justice, anti-racism, and empowerment. As agents of change, we are committed to:

  • Advocate for Latinx/a/o/é communities, recognizing how individual and group differences contribute to inclusive concepts, leadership, knowledge, and experiences that are the foundation of a high-quality education.
  • Engage with equity and justice actively and intentionally across all our communities in higher education to increase awareness, expertise, and advocacy of Latinx/a/o/é success.
  • Prioritize inclusionary praxis to support Latinx/a/o/é students and professionals in educational pathways.