The Graduate College assists departments and programs in their efforts to recruit and support members of groups underrepresented in American higher education. Financial support for students, resources for graduate recruitment, and retention initiatives are all available to assist with diversity efforts.
- The George A. Jackson Assistantship provides fully paid stipends to underrepresented graduate students and will assist master’s students with their tuition.
- The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program prepares qualified undergraduates for graduate school entry, with the primary goal of increasing the attainment of the Ph.D. Our Scholars are represented by students from underrepresented segments of society.
- The purpose of the Mentoring Program for First-Year underrepresented students is to enhance retention, academic success, and graduation of participating students. The program offers each student the opportunity to have a peer mentor from their home department or program along with an outside faculty or staff mentor.