The innovative initiatives advanced by ACE member colleges and universities are changing the landscape of higher education. Read about a selection of these initiatives below. If your campus has a program you’d like to share, please contact us.

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Amid Diversity in Admissions Debate, ACE Member Institutions Innovate

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming decision in the diversity in admissions case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, we wanted to highlight just two of the many ACE member institutions doing innovative work on their campuses to create an inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff.

DREAMers Dream Big with Out-of-State Aid

Delaware State University (DSU), a historically black university, and Eastern Connecticut State University (Eastern) announced this month a partnership with TheDream.US that will provide scholarships to undocumented students who face barriers to attending college in their own states.

To Boost Retention, GSU Gives “Just-In-Time” Grants to At-Risk Students

Nearly a decade ago, Georgia State University (GSU) had an institutional graduation rate of just 32 percent. And low-income students receiving Pell Grants fared even worse, with rates around 15 percent. Instead of accepting these low retention rates, GSU began to investigate ways to help the students being left behind.

Northwestern Broadens Opportunities for Transfer Students

Set just north of the urban powerhouse it calls home, Northwestern University (IL) is emphasizing a vital element of its demographic landscape—community college transfer students.

Allegheny College Awards Biden and McCain Prize for Civility in Public Life

Allegheny College in Pennsylvania has named Vice President Joseph Biden and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) the recipients of its fifth annual Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life, which recognizes public figures who have demonstrated civility throughout their career or at an important moment in time.

Johns Hopkins University Invests in Baltimore’s Future

After a tumultuous 2015 in Baltimore, administrators at Johns Hopkins University wondered what they could do to reaffirm their commitment to and help revitalize the city it calls home. And so BLocal, an initiative to build, hire and buy locally, was born.

West Chester University Lends a Hand to Its Homeless Students

Imagine you are a college student. Imagine a day of classes, meetings, assignments and work. Now imagine going home to sleep in your car, your friend’s couch, or even the local bus station. This is the unfortunate reality for many homeless college and university students—and why West Chester University is taking proactive steps to help reduce the burden some of its students are facing.

Full-Time Faculty for Freshmen at Governors State University

Governors State University (GSU) has filled its freshman program entirely with full-time professors as part of an effort to pair GSU’s most vulnerable learners—many of them first-generation college students from low-income households—with some of its most experienced educators.

Harvey Mudd College Confronts Lack of Female Computer Science Majors

“Dork,” “Nerd” and “Geek” are stereotypes that surround the computer science major at most colleges and universities. An even more prevalent CS stereotype? Male. Although Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe herself embraces the title of “dork,” she is working to change the perception that all computer scientists are men.