Assumption Receives National Recognition for Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

May 28, 2020

Assumption has received recognition for its efforts in the area of equity and inclusion in the Colleges of Distinction 2020-21 rankings. According to Colleges of Distinction, Assumption and other institutions under this designation have distinguished themselves as a “community dedicated to equal opportunity for all students, faculty, and staff” and “understands that inclusion is just as important as diversity, ensuring that all students are given equal opportunity to thrive academically, personally, and professionally.”

In July 2019, Assumption announced the establishment of a Division for Student Success, an innovative endeavor to enhance student retention and achievement across all dimensions, departments, and divisions on campus. The Division was created to accommodate the changing demographics of Assumption’s student body, in particular ALANA and first-generation students. 

“At Assumption, faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of each student, as we believe all individuals have a right to an education that awakens in them their gifts and talents that can be used to better the communities in which they live,” said Conway Campbell, Sr., Ed.D., vice president for student success. “This highly integrated Division ensures that all students feel supported in their pursuit of personal and academic success.” 

Under the umbrella of the Division for Student Success is a comprehensive network of student support services including Student Accessibility Services, the Academic Support Center, the Career Development and Internship Center, the Cross-Cultural Center, the International Student Success Center, and initiatives such as the Mentor Collective Program, the Retention Committee, the ALANA Pre-orientation program, the CARE Team, and the Presidential Committee on Race and Ethnic Diversity. 

“Assumption has created a welcoming environment for underserved students,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer at Colleges of Distinction. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to highlight the noteworthy support offered for students who might not otherwise study and thrive on a college campus.”

Learn more about the Division for Student Success.