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Goals of the Institute

·         Promoting and conducting research on multiculturalism in education and on Frederick Douglass

·         Enhancing the academic experience for all students at Slippery Rock University

·         Establishing opportunities for advanced study for members of the academic community

·         Sponsoring distinguished exhibits, lectures and library collections

·         Collaborating with academic programs on campus, historical societies and other educational and cultural agencies

·         Improving the recruitment and retention and graduation rates of historically disadvantaged students.