Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program

Goal 1 & Goal 2

What is it?

The Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program (UMRP) employs several Harvard college students during summer and academic years to help conduct outreach and organize campus visits to recruit students who might not consider Harvard as an option based on their socio-economic status. The UMRP supports other offices such as Harvard First Generation Program, the Harvard College Connection, and Harvard Financial Aid Initiative.  

What goal(s) does it connect to?

Goal 1: Recruitment, Retention, and Development Practices for Excellence

  • Goal 1.1: Inclusive Excellence

Goal 2: Academic, Professional, and Social Integration

  • Goal 2.4: Improved Mentoring

Why is it important?

The students who are chosen or decide to work for the UMRP are spreading awareness about the possibilities for higher education for groups previously excluded; especially having someone who looks like, or can empathize with their experience of the college process it shows that Harvard values student input and is committed to ensuring the student body is as diverse as possible, not only in terms of race but also in terms of class.

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