Application Requirements & Criteria

We are looking for equity-driven AASCU institutions who are passionate about closing equity gaps and creating opportunities for the success of Black, Latinx, indigenous and low-income students to join our AASCU Student Success Equity Intensive.

As a first step, please complete this self-assessment tool to help you see where your institution is along a spectrum of readiness for a multi-year transformation initiative to close equity gaps for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and low-income students. We hope the self-assessment aids in your decision to participate in the Student Success Equity Intensive. You may download a PDF preview of the self-assessment to help collaborate with your team before submitting the final answers. You may complete the self-assessment multiple times.

If you feel your institution is a good fit for our program based on the criteria below, please submit your application. Priority is given to institutions that apply by June 15th.

  • Our institution serves historically marginalized students, including Pell-eligible and students of color.
  • Our institution is committed to ensuring the success of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and low-income students.
  • Our institution is actively involved in supporting our local community and building long-term relationships with local stakeholders.
  • Our institution prioritizes evidence-based approaches to student success that use student-level data and stakeholder inputs.
  • Our institution is committed to gaining awareness of and investing in efforts to end systemic racism.
  • Our leaders are willing to engage stakeholders at all levels in decision-making, especially in developing and sharing a vision.

We look forward to reviewing your applications! If you have any questions, please reach out to Jacquelyn R. Jones, Ph.D. at [email protected].

Key Dates

While the application will be a rolling process, the cohort starts on September 21. We ask that institutions submit their application by July 1 if interested. We will launch additional cohorts in February 2023 and September 2023, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Applications Due 02/28/2023
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