Frederick Douglass Institute

Frederick Douglass

Vision Statement

The Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative believes that for the PASSHE to fulfill its mission of increasing educational attainment in the Commonwealth, it must be an inclusive community that seeks to amplify the intellectual vitality and potential of all its members by expanding access to transformative educational opportunities for under-represented students and faculty of color.

Mission Statement

Guided by the spirit and legacy of distinguished orator and statesman Frederick Douglass, the mission of the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative is to create inclusive university communities and transformative connections among historically underrepresented students and faculty, as well as other communities across the Commonwealth and beyond. As a network of scholars who deliver forward- thinking initiatives that promote inclusive excellence and enhance access and success in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education, we seek to advance the state of knowledge and practice around educational engagement and achievement for historically underserved and underrepresented students.