Academic Success Services & Diversity
An integral part of Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, Academic Success Services and Diversity is committed to supporting and enhancing the academic success of all enrolled students. Part of this overall commitment is to identify and address impediments to students' academic success.
In developing strategies to remove obstacles to academic success, we focus on the common needs of the undergraduate student body, on the varied needs of diverse learning styles, and at the particular needs of at-risk students.
Academic Success Services and Diversity assesses the academic, social, cultural, and economic needs of undergraduate students within the scope of the overall work of Rosary College of Arts and Sciences. We also develop, implement, and when appropriate refer students to support services and programmatic initiatives to address students’ needs.
Academic Success Services and Diversity helps Dominican University fulfill its mission as a Catholic liberal arts and sciences institution, particularly in terms of the institutional commitment to diversity. It does this by:
- Fostering the retention and graduation of African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American/Pacific Islander students at Dominican University.
- Creating and collaborating on curricular and co-curricular programs that promote diversity education and cultural competence.
- Building a rich intellectual, social, and spiritual campus environment in which all students, faculty, staff, families, and visitors feel welcomed and valued.
The Assistant Dean for Academic Success Services and Diversity co-sponsors activities with several student organizations such as:
Black Student Union (BSU)
African Diaspora Food and Musical Festival, African American Heritage Reception and Kwanzaa celebrations
Organization of Latin American (OLA)
Hispanic Heritage Month and the Latino Film Festival