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College of Sciences Announces New Diversity Program Endowment

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The College of Sciences has announced a new Diversity Program Endowment that will meet a critical need for permanent funding for diversity initiatives. The fund needs to raise $50,000 to formally establish the endowment.

Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to support all students and help them understand multiple viewpoints is a key value of the college. Many of the college’s programs are also aimed at promoting the recruitment, retention and graduation of traditionally underrepresented populations in the sciences.

The new endowment will help fund diversity and inclusion programs and services including recruitment events for underrepresented students, career panels, student club activities, and professional development and leadership workshops.

“The student diversity programming we offer works to enhance the student experience and establish a sense of community where science is relatable and accessible to all, especially students from populations underrepresented in the sciences,” said Jamila Simpson, the college’s assistant dean for academic programs, student diversity and engagement.

If you have questions about giving to the fund, please contact Brock Matthews, assistant dean for advancement, at