Students Attend Diversity Forum - Humboldt State Now

Students Attend Diversity Forum

A record number of HSU students - 73 in all - made the trip to this year's California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education hosted by Mills College.

The trip was organized, staffed, and supported by the Educational Opportunity Program/Student Support Services, Learning Center, INRSEP, and the Office for Research, Graduate Studies and International Programs.

Since the early 1990’s the Forum has sponsored a biannual, all-day program designed to acquaint students from underrepresented groups with academic and career opportunities associated with advanced study in a wide rage of disciplines. The day includes key note speakers, workshops, panels and a Graduate School Fair. Representatives from over 100 leading graduate schools from across the nation were available to visit with students, including most of the CSU’s, UC’s, as well as Stanford, Harvard, etc. Funding is provided by the Forum to cover hotel and transportation for students who qualify.

Many of the recruiters voiced pleasant surprise at the number of students from HSU and the opportunity to visit with students who often get “trapped” behind the redwood curtain. Likewise, the students commented on the benefits of such an opportunity:

“I had a great time talking with so many different representatives from different schools and all the wonderful potential graduate students. I must confess to the intellectual pleasure of having such great conversations with such academically conscious people.”

“I found out about schools I never found doing Google searches! I have even more options than I realized.”

Next year’s Forum is scheduled for Nov 3 at UC Davis.