Symposium on the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Populations

April 16-17, 2018 • New Orleans, Louisiana

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2018 Symposium on the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Populations

Registerby March 26
after March 26
1 to 2 from an institution $465 each $515 each
3 to 15 from an institution $445 each $495 each


How are colleges and universities engaging and supporting diverse student populations?

In today's environment, campuses must find new ways to reach out and engage with diverse college student populations, or be left behind as the higher education industry evolves around them.

Join us at this dynamic symposium to hear the latest strategies for recruiting and retaining students of color, adult learners, international students, online learners, military/veteran students, graduate students, transfers, and first-generation students.

Download the hour-by-hour agenda

Interactive sessions, all focused on enrollment diversity

Keynote speakers, campus presenters, and enrollment experts will present sessions on a wide range of topics. Previous events have included examinations of:

  • How to strategically adapt to today's diverse student marketplace
  • The latest strategies for retaining a diverse college student body from point of entry through completion and graduation
  • Effective recruitment and marketing strategies for attracting prospective college students from diverse market segments 
  • Campuswide initiatives for building institutional commitment to diversity and increasing student success
  • Recent research on changing demographics in higher education

Read about the keynote speakers and see a list of breakout sessions.

Bring a team to build consensus for desired changes

Consider bringing a team of colleagues to the symposium to accelerate your institution's plans for changes you want to make when you return home. Reduced registration fees are available for teams of three to 15 paying attendees.

Who should attend

  • Executive leadership teams including presidents, provosts, vice presidents, and deans
  • Campus diversity teams including those who serve students of color, adult learners, veterans/military personnel, first-generation students, and international students
  • Enrollment management committees
  • Directors, faculty, staff, and committee members responsible for retention, admissions, recruitment,  marketing, and student success


Please contact us if you have any questions about the 2018 Symposium.

Attend a second enrollment event in New Orleans in April

Strategic Enrollment Planning Executive Forum
April 17-18, 2018—Held immediately after the Symposium. This event for campus enrollment leaders includes hands-on sessions that will help you start building a strategic enrollment plan for your campus.

You can register for both events when you register for the Symposium. Learn more about the Executive Forum »

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