MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- West Virginia University has joined the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities as a partner institution.
The Morgantown school says the move is in recognition of WVU's commitment to diversity.
Hispanic students make up only 3 percent of the university's overall main campus enrollment of more than 29,700.
But officials say the population is one of the fastest growing segments and accounted for one-third of WVU's 6 percent growth in minority enrollment this academic year.
The association was established in 1986 and represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.