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ALIGNED Adds Resources for Reaching Out to Minority Serving Institutions

December 13, 2012

The ALIGNED project gathers resources and here is one new set of them about how to reach out to minority serving institutions to build partnerships, text from; and more at

Minority serving institutions (MSIs) are colleges and universities that serve a large percentage of minority students. There are several different types of MSIs and the ones included here follow US Department of Education formal designations.

The unique missions of Minority Serving Institutions present an opportunity for playing a mutually beneficial role when universities foster relationships with colleagues at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions. Community Colleges as well, although not formally MSIs, can often serve as important partners for broadening participation in program trajectories because many underrepresented students begin their academic careers in community colleges.

Please also see these helpful guides about geography at minority serving institutions:

To view a list of Minority Serving Institutions with Geography Programs, as well as Minority Serving Institution Affiliations of AAG Members, please click here.  See an interactive map here.



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