Recognizing the national need to advance women and minorities in engineering, Cornell Engineering created DPE in 2004 to integrate outreach, recruitment, retention, and success programs for pre-college students, undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. This systems level approach allows DPE to maximize its effectiveness and impact on the composition and success of our students and faculty.

CAHSI is an inclusive consortium of institutions and individuals committed to creating a unified voice and consolidating their strengths and resources to increase the number of Hispanics who pursue and complete baccalaureate and advanced degrees in computing areas.

The College Assistance Migrant Program is a unique educational program that helps students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds to succeed in college. California State University San Marcos was fortunate to have been awarded the CAMP grant in 2002. CAMP offers students pre-college transition and first-year support services to help develop the skills needed to stay in school and to successfully graduate from college.

The program was implemented to provide information, campus visits and workshops, with involvement from SDSU faculty and student service personnel, making student transition more seamless and assuring greater academic success once students enroll in classes.

The program proposed to integrate services to expedite and ease the return of Latino/Latina students with 90 credits hours or more who left the university in good standing without completing a bachelor degree.

The project includes a student support and retention model to engage, prepare and mobilize a minimum of 200 first-generation Latino students through additional support of student leaders/interns, events to increase awareness of available services, and supplemental instruction in key gateway courses.

Transfer program focusing on targeted online services to increase transfer rates and promote retention among transfer students.

Pre-Health Scholars Program including a summer orientation for incoming freshmen, parental outreach, and on-going support services including seminars, advising, and tutoring for the purpose of diversifying the healthcare workforce.

College Academy for Parents (CAP) is a college outreach program utilizing parent advocates that lead bilingual workshops at area schools.

A leadership academy designed to engage Latino students in leadership activities throughout the college experience in order to promote academic success, retention, and graduation.