Mission & Core Values

Mission - Top Page


Our mission is to achieve equitable access to higher education and promote the success of diverse and underrepresented populations by demystifying academia’s “hidden curriculum.” To do so, we provide student-centered, holistic mentoring within a culturally relevant context designed to increase students’ academic, professional, and personal growth. We offer one-on- one mentoring, cohort-based seminars, and resources to build confidence and strengthen the purpose and vision of our students for research-based careers. To achieve our goals, we work in community and in partnerships with campus organizations and individuals benefiting the needs of our students.

Core Values

  • We believe in research to effect academic, professional, and personal growth.
  • We provide the tools to build self-efficacy and empowerment.
  • We value diversity and promote equity.
  • We work in community and for social justice.