Wesleyan President Michael Roth joined leaders from 100 universities and colleges and 40 nonprofit groups at the White House on Jan. 16, to discuss how to promote greater access to higher education.
The event is part of an Obama administration initiative to help more students afford and graduate from college. The institutions represented at the event have all made commitments to programs that would increase access to students from historically underserved communities.
- Committed to increasing the number of QuestBridge scholars on campus. QuestBridge recruits low-income and first-generation college students, who receive full scholarships.
- Committed to expand efforts to retain students from under-represented groups in STEM fields. These efforts include a new summer bridge program that would increase students’ success in STEM fields.
- *Partnered with the Posse Foundation to admit 10 military veterans each year. On Jan. 14, President Roth celebrated with the first “posse” admitted; they’ll join the Class of 2018 in September.
Read the White House document on the event, which includes sections on each participating institution, here