BE HIP! consists of a series of activities, events, and initiatives to promote undergraduate student participation in High Impact Practices (HIPs). BE HIP! aims to inform students on the benefits of co-curricular academic activities such as study abroad, undergraduate research and creative activities, service learning, and internships. BE HIP! academic programs strategically focus on engaging diverse students, including but not limited to first-generation, low-income, underrepresented, local commuter, foster, Compact and EOP students, in high impact educational practices (HIPs). The goal is to motivate students to develop academic behaviors early in their college career that lead to engagement in high impact practices and experiential learning activities.

BE HIP! Calendar

Recent Highlights

  • The inaugural BE HIP! Expo was launched in January 2018, and featured an interactive showcase of activities focusing on HIPs in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
  • In 2018, BE HIP! was awarded a generous grant by the Aztec Parents Fund in the amount to host BE HIP! student activities at no cost to the students.


HIPs Newsletter

HIP Partners

Study Abroad

Student Internships

Research / Creative

Service Learning

First-Year Pathways