- Identify, recruit, motivate, and enable more underrepresented students to obtain a
Bachelor's degree from Kansas State University.
- Increase K-State faculty involvement and understanding of the needs and richness of
diverse perspectives that underrepresented students bring to the university environment.
- Improve academic success and create opportunity for underrepresented students at Kansas
- Foster development of a community of student researchers by providing educational
enrichment activities and ways for students to interact, network, socialize, and collaborate
with each other and with the larger academic community.
- Nurture a strong work ethic, intellectual curiosity, community problem-solving, and
enjoyment in the act of learning.
- Continue to improve the retention and graduation rates of underrepresented populations
at Kansas State University.
- Increase the numbers of underrepresented students who transfer to Kansas State University
from community colleges and who graduate.
- Establish a "pathway of progress" to provide opportunities for underrepresented students
to pursue diverse academic interests and to enter graduate programs, professional
schools, or to find placement in their professional fields upon graduation.
- Involve students' families in the academic pursuits of their students in order to
increase awareness and emotional support for the students.
- Provide opportunities for faculty to interact with students from diverse cultural
backgrounds who can bring fresh perspectives to the research environment.
- Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of participation in the Developing Scholars
Program for faculty and students.
- Share with other institutions of higher learning what is learned.