OU Libraries Timeline: student affairs
1993: Manuel Pierson Diversity Statement
During the September 30, 1993 OU Senate meeting
, Dr. Manuel Pierson presented findings about ethnic diversity at the University. As noted in the minutes, Dr. Pierson "stressed the importance of recognizing diversity and encouraging respect for different cultures, traditions, and viewpoints within Oakland University as well as in the broader society. "
2011: CMI C.O.R.E. Summer Bridge Program
A diversity initiative headed by the Center for Multicultural Initiatives, Collectively Oakland Retains Everyone (C.O.R.E.) Summer Bridge Program
is a free, week-long residential experience on campus, designed to help new students bridge the gap between high school and college, while building relationships and honing academic skills. The Bridge Program is the first step in helping first year working-class and other minority students succeed at Oakland University. After the Summer Bridge Program, CORE students meet with mentors weekly to facilitate academic progress. They are also required to live on campus during their first year.
Photos courtesy of the Oakland University Archives.
/ Updated on
February 18, 2014