Dynamic Education & Engagement of Diverse Students (DEEDS)

The DEEDS Strategy organizes university resoruces and actions to assist students traditionally underrepresented in higher education (students with high levels of financial need, first in their families to go to college and racially diverse students), with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of students who earn a bachelor’s degree in four years. The programs connected to this strategy include Summer Advantage program for currently enrolled students; Presidential Continuation Grants to cover small, short term expenses to allow students to enroll for the next semester; Kupita/Transiciones, cultural orientation program for new students; student-faculty mentorship and career advising and internship experiences. A portion of these activities are funded through a generous grant from the Key Bank Foundation.