“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
At Ursinus, we believe that our students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds, experiences, identities and abilities, when working together, are more likely to be the leaders our society needs. To prepare future Bears for leadership, professional achievement and responsible global citizenship, Ursinus is committed to creating, sustaining, and expanding a diverse, inclusive and equitable college community.
Ursinus is proud to hold three separate programs that work toward the college’s objective of intensifying our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Prologue to Ursinus
Fall: October 17-19, 2019
An overnight program for seniors in their fall 2019 semester, this event is geared towards first generation college students, students of color, and LGBTQIA applicants. Seniors must apply early action. (Fly-in option available.)
Ursinus in Perspective
Spring: April 1-3, 2020
An overnight program for admitted seniors in their spring semester, this event is a deep dive into what you can expect from your next four years at Ursinus. This program focuses on diversity through a broad lens. First Generation College students, and students of color encouraged to attend. (Fly-in option available.)
PRIDE at Ursinus (anticipated summer 2020)
This event is meant to offer an opportunity for LGBTQIA students and allies to visit our welcoming and inclusive community over the summer.
The W.R. Crigler Institute
The Crigler Institute, named for Ursinus’ first African American graduate in 1956, offers a four credit course during the summer and fall of the first semester of first-year students. In addition to the coursework, students will be given the opportunity to participate in a community service project, connect with Ursinus alumni, and attend leadership workshops. During this three week period, students will live in a residence hall on campus. The Crigler Institute generally begins the last week of July and through the first two weeks of August. Click here for more information.