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Sac State to Host diversity forum

10-08-2010


The forum will assemble more than 1,500 students.

Sacramento State will host the 21st annual Northern California Forum for Diversity on Saturday, Oct. 16. It will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. in the University Union.

The forum is designed to meet the needs of those advanced undergraduates and master’s candidates, who because of their race, gender, ethnicity or economic situation, are underserved in doctoral-level programs. These include low-income, first generation college students, particularly African Americans, American Indians, Chicanos/Latinos, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, Asian-American women and Asian-American men in the arts, humanities and social and behavioral sciences.

The forum will assemble more than 1,500 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduates and graduate students from northern California institutions of higher learning. The students will participate in workshops and explore graduate opportunities and resources.

 Graduate programs, leading to master’s or doctoral degrees, may participate in  a concurrent recruitment fair for all academic disciplines, except  medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, veterinary science business below the doctoral level, and law.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., Oct.16. The fee for a recruiting table with two representatives is $450. For more information visit, www.ucop.edu/acadadv/forum-for-diversity/recruiters/registration.htm. For media assistance, call Sacramento State Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.