Seventh in a series of who our students are and how they perform.
The factors that influence ethnic and racial diversity in universities are many: wealth; preparation; ability, whether innate or learned; station in life; determination; commitment and drive are all present in degrees in every student. Successful students find a will to succeed - some learn it, some earn it, but without will, little else matters.
The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind.
- The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
There has been a valiant, if not always successful, effort over the past half century to include people who were traditionally denied access to higher education. And this is right and just. "In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right that must be made available on equal terms." - Chief Justice Earl Warren, Brown v. Board of Education (1954).