Rutgers University seeks to boost campus diversity

06/13/2013 | Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

Rutgers University is partnering with New Jersey school districts to prepare economically underprivileged students for college. The Rutgers Future Scholars program targets first-generation students to increase diversity and boost graduation rates. Other schools are using similar programs, providing support for underrepresented populations to build diversity on campus. "The idea for us is not just impacting the communities in which we are serving, but the idea is how can we create a model that can be adapted to any community," said RFS Director Aramis Gutierrez.

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