Monday, September 01, 2014

Minority students create college support systems

Minority students create college support systems: Less than nine of every 100 undergraduate students on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus identified themselves as underrepresented minorities during the spring semester, according to university data.

As a result, African-American, Hispanic, Latino and American Indian students have created programs to make the path smoother for their peers.

Friday marks the 10th anniversary of one such program established by Purdue alumna DaVida Anderson.

From 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Friday of every fall semester, you can find Anderson at the Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St., making sure future generations have a strong foundation to succeed.

“I was the student everyone spoke to about the challenges women were facing on campus,” she said.