The Crigler Institiute
On Feb 4, 2011, Ursinus held a ceremony where the Summer Bridge program was renamed W. R. Crigler, the first Black student to graduate from Ursinus College. Paulette Patton expressed the relevance of the name change as she wanted this program to honor Dr. Crigler's legacy and to highlight Crigler as an example to students of color at Ursinus College.
Crigler Institute sought to create a smooth transition between high school and college for minorities entering Ursinus College. It was to encourage retention and graduation rates of minority students by the integration process the Crigler Institute hoped to smoothly guide. Various opportunities are offered to students in this program.
Check out the mission page on the Ursinus College website: https://www.ursinus.edu/student-life/inclusion-and-equity/summer-programs/