Regent University Launches New Program to Further Increase Student Diversity

regent-university-logoRegent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has announced a new program aimed at further increasing the diversity of its campus. The Christian college now enrolls about 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students. African Americans make up about one quarter of the undergraduate student body.

Under the new “Take 2 Through College” initiative, the university will partner with churches and community groups to mentor and sponsor students. Under the plan, the partner institutions will supply 50 percent of the tuition and fees for two students and the university will provide the other half in scholarship grants. Both undergraduate and graduate students may be sponsored in the program.

Carlos Campo, president of Regent University, stated, “Christian colleges and universities have not done that well recruiting students of color. So we’re partnering with churches who have a very high commitment or maybe even a demographic that’s reflected in a Hispanic or African American community because African American and Hispanic males in particular have dropped out of higher education.”

Here is a brief video on the Take 2 Through College program.

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