Board representatives, October 2016 Meeting, San Antonio


About Our Sponsorship

The Hispanic Summer Program is a non-profit, educational service, owned, governed, managed, sustained, and used by a diverse group of seminaries, universities, and departments of theology of the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada. Each sponsoring institution annually contributes $4,500.00 to support the HSP. Sponsoring institutions have a seat and a vote on the Governing Board.

The Board decides whether or not to admit new sponsoring institutions, appoints its own Chair and committees (above all its Executive Committee), names or removes the Director and Administrator, and decides on sites and dates, faculty, curriculum, fees, and any other matters essential to the actual life of the Hispanic Summer Program. Our sponsoring institutions – Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Pentecostal – are all committed to sustaining the unique mission & vision of the HSP: Providing (firstly but not solely) Latina/o graduate students in theology and related fields with the exceptional opportunity of gathering & studying with a number and variety of Hispanic faculty that no single institution can make available at once – let alone change every summer – while simultaneously keeping it independent from any single denomination, region, theological tradition, or ethnicity.

In return, our sponsors enjoy all the benefits of having the HSP as THEIR OWN summer course, part of their curriculum, integrated into their catalog, available to their own students, and usable in their accreditation & recruitment processes as one more sign of their commitment to diversity & multiculturalism. Every sponsoring institution can register up to 10 students in the HSP in a given summer – each student choosing one course from among (normally) 8 different 3-credit graduate-level courses for just $425, which comprises tuition, round-trip airfare, and 13 days of room & board. Students from NON-sponsoring institutions pay a higher amount; please visit the HSP 2016 section of this website for a full fee schedule.

The HSP also has an exciting series for non-Hispanic FACULTY: For three full days during the HSP, up to 12 non-Hispanic faculty of sponsoring institutions gather for dialogue, workshops, exchanges, etc., with the entire faculty & student body of that summer’s HSP – sharing meals and other activities with Hispanic colleagues and the mostly Latina/o student body. This seminar, Through Hispanic Eyes, has had a lot of success among the faculty who have taken it in the past.

Our Sponsors

American Baptist Seminary of the West
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Boston University School of Theology
Brite Divinity School
Candler School of Theology
Catholic Theological Union
Chicago Theological Seminary
Christian Theological Seminary
Church Divinity School
Claremont School of Theology
Columbia Theological Seminary
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Dominican School of Theology
Drew University Theological School
Duke Divinity School
Fuller Theological Seminary
Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara
Lexington Theological Seminary
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Methodist Theological School in Ohio
McCormick Theological Seminary
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
New York Theological Seminary
North Park Theological Seminary
Oblate School of Theology
Pacific School of Religion
Perkins School of Theology
Princeton Theological Seminary
Sacred Heart School of Theology
San Francisco Theological Seminary
Seminary of the Southwest
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Union Presbyterian Seminary
University of Chicago Divinity School
University of Notre Dame
Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Wesley Theological Seminary
Western Theological Seminary
Yale Divinity School