Student Resources

Association of American Colleges and Universities
This website contains links to AAC&U publications related to diversity. AAC&U has provided national leadership on the issue of diversity in higher education since 1971. AAC&U’s current work in this area focuses primarily on deploying diversity as an educational asset for all students, and preparing future graduates for socially responsible engagement in a diverse democracy and interdependent world.

Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE)
BRITE is an educational initiative and degree program focused on developing new researchers and scientists for biotech industry. Located next to North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park (RTP) and housed in North Carolina Central University, a historically Black university, BRITE is a research facility and curricular program that provides an ideal opportunity to increase the representation of people-of-color in the sciences. BRITE features an undergraduate and graduate program where curriculum, career counseling, and research initiatives are designed in conjunction with local biotech companies in the RTP area.

Success NC, North Carolina Community Colleges System
Minority Male Mentoring Initiative was developed to improve retention and graduation rates among minority males in six North Carolina Community College systems. The program features include intensive mentoring, weekly counseling, monthly group sessions, and enrichment activities.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering , Diversity in STEM
NACME is a national organization seeking to improve the representation and success of underrepresented minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and careers. The council accomplishes this mission by developing partnerships with schools, businesses, and educational institutions; conducting research; and providing national trend analysis.

Retaining Students of Color: The AHANA Student Programs 
This program at Boston College, headed by Dr. Donald Brown, focuses on the essential parts of a successful retention effort of diverse students, including: high expectations; dedicated and highly talented staff; attention to the academic, psychological and social needs of students; and faculty mentoring.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 1993 Minority Undergraduate Fellowship Program Report
This report offers insights and a deliberate response to the underrepresentation of minority students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. It is a useful reading for students, as well as a source of ideas to improve the retention and graduation rates of students of color. 

The Coalition to Diversify Computing
CDC seeks to address the shortfall through the development of a diverse community of professionals that can effectively meet the computing demands of an evolving society. CDC projects target students and faculty with the expressed intent of increasing the number of minorities successfully transitioning into computing-based careers in academia, federal laboratories and industry.

The Education Index at
A source of educational data about undergraduate and graduate programs in the United States, Education Index use publicly available numbers from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

The Leadership Alliance
The Leadership Alliance is an academic consortium of 33 institutions of higher learning, including leading research and teaching college and universities. Its mission is to develop underrepresented students into outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business and the public sector.

The National GEM Consortium
MentorNet is The E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science. The mission is to further the progress of women and others underrepresented in scientific and technical fields through the use of a dynamic, technology-supported mentoring network.

The National Name Exchange
The National Name Exchange is a consortium of 30 nationally known universities which annually collect and exchange the names of talented but underrepresented ethnic minority students who are in their sophomore, junior or senior year of their undergraduate education. The purpose of the Exchange is to ensure that participating universities continue to identify a pool of qualified students who could be recruited to the graduate programs at these institutions.