Welcome to CoCEAL!

CoCEAL is a coalition of post-secondary and professional educators devoted to the educational success of the state’s Latinx population. The group grew out of a larger, statewide Hispanic Association of College and University group that began to meet in earnest in July of 2008. The intent of the group is to build a sustainable coalition of professional educators at the post-secondary level who will actively participate in the state-level and national post-secondary education agenda with a targeted and particular focus on success for the Latinx residents of the state of Colorado.


Join us for our Spring membership meeting on Friday, June 29th at the El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo CO with evening social activities on Thursday, June 28th.  Please register here.

El Pueblo History Museum showcases the city’s history and the region’s many cultural and ethnic groups. The property includes a re-created 1840s adobe trading post and plaza, and the archaeological excavation site of the original 1842 El Pueblo trading post. During this time the museum will be featuring a unique Borderlands exhibit that features the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.


CoCEAL’s Best Practices Subcommittee proudly announces the launch our new recognition program, the CoCEAL Impact Practice Awards.

The purpose of the CoCEAL Impact Practice Awards is to identify and promote practices that center and advance the academic and social success of Latinx students, faculty, and staff in higher education in Colorado.

There are four impact nomination areas for the CoCEAL Impact Awards: Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Organizations. We encourage nominations of initiatives and programs focused on:

  • DREAMer/DACA/students who are undocumented
  • Latinx student support
  • Inclusive excellence
  • Community partnerships
  • Mentorship and leadership programs
  • Latinx Faculty/Staff Associations

To submit a nomination, please visit https://unco.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bsH5JeDVXG5KRc9. Nominations will consist of creating a Practice Profile that can highlight the program purpose, outcomes, budget, and documentation of impact. To be considered for this year’s CoCEAL Impact Practice Awards, please submit your nominations by July 30, 2018. Winners of the 2017-2018 CoCEAL Impact Practice Awards will be announced at the CoCEAL Fall Membership Meeting. You can find the rubric for judging here.