Throughout our time researching Affirmative Action at the University of Scranton and specifically how it has impacted student enrollment, we have come to a few conclusions.
To start, the University of Scranton had a difficult time recruiting minority students at first due to a variety of reasons that include financial instability, lack of a black population in Scranton, the university's poor relationship with the city, and many other factors that we briefly touched on. The university was stuck in a period of time that was filled with inconviences and issues that put diversity in the student body on the backburner. Despite the fact that people within the staff and faculty did care about diversity, it was unrealistic and difficult to make progress in.
However, in the early 1990s, the University of Scranton did in fact put more effort in the idea of diversity through student enrollment. The Multicultural Recruitment/Enrollment Plan provided a solid foundation for student recruitment and change was noticeable. Unlike in previous Affirmative Action plans, this provided a clear goal in mind and the steps to achieve it. The University of Scranton reflected on the problems of the past and made efforts to remedy them, creating a more campus more open to the value of diversity in the student body.