A Campus-wide Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Student Recruitment, Enrollment and Retention

Recruitment and Enrollment

  • Improve coordination across campus departments, and with faculty, that are involved in the enrollment process from recruitment through graduation, reviewing shared areas of support for diversity, equity and inclusion to address gaps and avoid duplication of resources. 
  • Revisit the diversity and inclusion goals that are part of the Strategic Enrollment Planning (SEP) process, reviewing and refreshing them, if needed, in light of our new Strategic Plan and this document. 
  • Create an area on the Admissions web site to share University and city/regional information and resources related to diversity and inclusion with potential and newly admitted students.
  • Review existing financial support strategies for first generation and students of color, and others from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Review existing admissions policies and procedures to identify best practices to connect with and support admission for underserved student populations.
See Recruitment and Enrollment Progress Report

Retention & Student Success

  • Share regular reports of student retention and completion data and activities as they relate to diversity, equity and inclusion with faculty and others involved in student life and student academic support departments, using these results to inform improvement.  
  • Expand examination of national and regional demographics and student enrollment trends for students of color, first generation, and other underserved groups, and share the information with departments to aid in understanding the unique challenges and needs of these students, and better support their success.
  • Develop and implement strategies to monitor new student connections to campus early and often during their first year.
  • Review attrition trends for students of color, better understanding why these students, in particular Black male students, leave the University at a higher rate, and identify strategies to address these gaps.
See Retention & Student Success Progress Report
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