In furtherance of the University mission to develop the whole person through a liberal arts education of high quality, the Office of Minority Student Affairs is responsible for providing programs, activities, and general support for students of color. To make the College experience for all students as successful and as meaningful as possible, this Office works also to provide leadership in the development of successful principles and practices regarding recruitment and retention of students of color.

    A student body and a curriculum that reflect the diversity of our society are important features of each student's college education. Furthermore, diversity in higher education helps students to compete successfully in an increasingly global marketplace. In addition, students who learn in diverse classrooms are more likely to feel comfortable interacting with people different from themselves in other aspects of their lives. The Office of Minority Student Affairs works to help make diversity a reality to further enrich the education and experiences offered by the College.