Digital History at Ursinus

Minority Student Concerns and Suggestions, 1988-1990

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Title

Minority Student Concerns and Suggestions, 1988-1990

Subject

Recruitment and retention of students of color at Ursinus College

Description

Three typed pages listing "concerns of current minority students" followed by suggestions for the following year. While exact date of creation and author are unclear, the sources were found in Richard P. Richter's 1988-1990 Minorities files, giving us a general approximation. The concerns of these students at the time include noticing obvious socioeconomic differences between themselves and other students, struggling to succeed academically during their first semester, and feeling limited to “other (Black/Hispanic) students” for social purposes. Suggestions for the following year include working to increase minority representation in the student body, a follow up to the Bridge Program beyond a student’s first year, a statement of sensitivity from the President or a Dean to aid student adjustments and differences, a scholarship targeted towards students of color, and a specific student recruiter focused on students of color. This last suggestion coincides with similar suggestions from others for new full-time roles, which President Richter seemed resistant to in previous memos.

Creator

Ursinus College Administration

Source

Ursinusiana Archives of Myrin Library

Publisher

Ursinus College

Date

1988-1990

Rights

Ursinus College holds the right to this resource

Format

Three typed pages

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Minority Student Concerns, 1988-1990

Coverage

Ursinus College campus, 1988-1990

Files

student concerns.pdf

Citation

Ursinus College Administration, “Minority Student Concerns and Suggestions, 1988-1990,” Digital History at Ursinus, accessed December 14, 2019, http://omeka.ursinus.edu/items/show/1463.