Dominican University seeks to develop a framework for supporting student success that places the lived experiences of underrepresented and marginalized students at the center of our strategies to build a more inclusive and equitable campus. By addressing the particular needs of our African American students whose lives are uniquely affected by a legacy of exclusion, contemporary bias and entrenched systems of inequality, we seek to create a web of integrated programming and support that increases the satisfaction and persistence of all students.

By focusing on the cultural context and needs of particular students, we seek to promote greater equity and understanding across our campus and equip students, faculty and staff to be advocates and agents for a more just and humane society. The current diversity of our student body not only encourages our resolve, but also positions Dominican University to be a model for other campuses.