Student Success, Equity, and Community (SSEC) Program

The Office of Student Success, Equity, and Community is invested in and committed to working with students from different backgrounds and demographics in their pursuit of the educational experience that is required in today’s world. The office works to ensure that all students have an equitable and inclusive space and place to live and learn at Beloit College. The office’s programs and initiatives are designed to create an inclusive community that challenges all students, faculty, and staff to think critically, broaden their global knowledge and to be the leaders in this changing society.

Supporting programs

The Student Excellence and Leadership (SEL) Program provides academic and social support for low-income, first generation, and students with disabilities to successfully complete a Beloit education. This is a Department of Education TRIO funded program.

The McNair Scholars Program guides low-income, first generation, and underrepresented minority students in higher education as they prepare to pursue doctorates. This is a Department of Education TRIO funded program.

In June and July, Beloit College students who are McNair Scholars work one-on-one with faculty mentors on a research project as part of the McNair Scholars Summer Research Institute that culminates with a final product (paper, proposal, report, etc.) and a public presentation to the campus community. This is a paid research opportunity on campus in which scholars are provided a stipend and full room and board.

The Mellon Graduate School Exploratory Fellowship (GSEF) is a five year program aimed at diversifying the professoriate in the humanities and social sciences. This program works with students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are either first-generation college, low-income, or underrepresented and who wish to attend graduate school.

The Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP) provides academic and social support for underrepresented minority students who wish to pursue a science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM) degree. WiscAMP is part of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), which is funded by the National Science Foundation. 


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