A Diverse and Stimulating Undergraduate Academic Environment: Implementation Efforts

Creating a diverse and stimulating undergraduate environment begins with enrolling talented and diverse students. The University experience should cultivate student engagement, prepare graduates for the world they will enter and build a lifelong commitment to learning. To support students’ intellectual and social development, we are working to ensure excellent classroom instruction while also enhancing out-of-classroom experiences that contribute to student success, including undergraduate research, service learning and honors programming.

The University is focused on improving incoming students’ qualifications. While we do not plan to increase the number of undergraduates on campus, we do want incoming classes to be more diverse—ethnically, culturally, regionally, internationally and intellectually. All aspects of the admissions process are being evaluated for their effectiveness in this regard.