Yale, Brown and NYU have stated their goals, but time will tell how they hold up in the long run.
A lack of diversity and instances of blatant racism on college campuses have both recently garnered mass media attention. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Amherst and Occidental are just a few schools that have had protests, sit-ins, walk-outs and demonstrations, with Claremont McKenna and University of Missouri even witnessing a collective three staff resignations. These incidents have sparked campus conversations as well as initiatives from the universities to promote diversity. Recently, Yale, Brown and NYU have made headlines for their efforts by committing a significant increase in funds for a diverse faculty as well as more on-campus resources.
The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success has teamed up with Stanford, Dartmouth, Penn State, Rutgers and 84 others to change the way colleges can achieve greater inclusion in their student populations.
The lack of diversity in secondary education has recently been coming to light all over the country, with protests and outrage coming from Yale, University of Missouri, Occidental, Ahmerst, Claremont McKenna and Ithaca. For some students, the problem begins right at the application process. The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success has partnered with 83 schools across the country, including Harvard, Brown, Cornell and Princeton, to provide all students with the same opportunities to attend college.