Our Actions

Strengthening our Student Community


Support for First Generation and Low Income Students

We will continue our efforts to recruit and support first-generation students and those from low-income backgrounds. 

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Continuing Efforts to Diversify the Student Body

We are continuing efforts to further diversify our campus, with renewed focus on recruiting students who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

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Fundraising for the Diversification Effort

Student diversification efforts have been designated a key priority for university fundraising.

planning

LIFE Steering Committee

A new Low-Income First-Generation Engagement (LIFE) Steering Committee has been established to coordinate programmatic efforts to improve the university experience of these students.

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Student Ombuds Office

Based on recommendations of the Hate and Bias Working Group, a dedicated Student Ombuds office is being created to help undergraduate and graduate/professional students to navigate resources starting in the Spring 2021 semester.

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Implementing Hate and Bias Working Group Recommendations

The Office of Student Affairs and Office of Undergraduate Education have begun implementing newly revised recommendations of an undergraduate Hate and Bias Working Group to make that work more transparent, concrete, and responsive; graduate and professional students are undertaking similar work.

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“Foundations of Equity” Orientation Program

This fall, we offered a new “Foundations of Equity” orientation program for incoming undergraduate students, which will be a part of first-year orientation in all future years.

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