In July 1995, the University of California Board of Regents passed resolution SP-1, a policy eliminating considerations of race, ethnicity, and gender in admissions. This policy posed new challenges to the University’s efforts to create a diverse student body that reflected the state’s population.
In response to the potential impact of SP-1 on diversity in future student enrollment, the Regents established the Outreach Task Force to identify ways in which to outreach.
In response to its findings, the Task Force proposed a four-point outreach strategy that included
- School-centered strategies
- Academic development programs
- Informational outreach
- University research and evaluation
Recognizing the significant outreach by students taking place on each of the campuses, UC President Atkinson made a specific recommendation to the chancellors that they set aside a portion of the outreach budget for student-initiated projects.
(The Regents of the University of California, Committee on Educational Policy minutes, September 17. 1998, p.10)
The SIOP Committee will support and encourage those groups that would like to offer hybrid outreach programs to high schools.
We are looking forward to hearing your creative ideas.
The application process will open in October and the application deadline will be December 1, 2023. In the meantime, contact us with your new ideas and questions about this new process and format.