Recruitment and Retention for Underrepresented Students

Enhancing diversity in our school, our university, our community, and our society.


Education and quality teaching are enriched by differences in perspectives shaped by ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation and social class. One of the important goals of achieving diversity in our institution and in our society is to include support and empathy for all groups that have historically been discriminated against, excluded, or marginalized in our schools and in our society. 

The Office of Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Students provides service and support to students from all programs within the School of Education.


We recognize that diversity embraces a broad range of differences, including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, abilities, religion, and national origin. One of the important goals of achieving diversity at our institution and in our society is to include those groups that have historically been discriminated against, excluded or marginalized in school and society.

In keeping with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education's (NCATE) established standards related to diversity, and as the population of our country becomes increasingly diverse, it becomes more urgent for institutions of higher education to provide leadership and to set precedents for future action. It is important that our understanding of diversity also be placed in a global perspective, as we prepare our students and future educators for an increasingly interconnected world.


Ghangis Carter, Director

Contact Us

Our staff is available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

W.W. Wright Education Building Room 4154
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone: (812) 856-8002