People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions


Date of this Version

November 2002


In 1992, the Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University developed an office to address the issue of minority student recruitment and retention in the sciences. The Initiative through the success of its programming revealed that minority student organizations were instrumental in student retention at both the college and pre-college levels. Moreover, an unintended consequence of this synergy is the recruitment of minority students to the university.