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Recruitment and Retention

Goal: Create recruitment and retention strategies to increase and maintain the diverse representation of students, faculty and staff, and continually assess climate and sense of belonging for all constituents.

Dashboard: View oversight, timelines, accountability and status for recruitment and retention.

Led by: Jocelyn Warren, director of administrative services, Office of Educational Affairs, College of Medicine


Student Recruitment:

  • Engage in dynamic and continuous outreach to local junior high and high schools, with an emphasis on prospective students who are first-generation and from historically underserved communities in Philadelphia.
  • Develop strategies to increase the enrollment of underrepresented undergraduate students, with the goals of admitting, matriculating and retaining the largest percentage of first-generation and students from historically underserved communities among our peer institutions.
  • Partner with corporate partners and Institutional Advancement/Alumni Relations to provide scholarships and stipends for high school students to attend Camp Business.

Faculty/Staff Recruitment:

  • Increase the diversity of the candidate pool by posting positions in publications and outlets that serve underrepresented populations.
  • Ensure diversity within selection committees and provide formal interview training to selection committees to increase cultural competencies and mitigate unconscious bias.

Student Retention:

  • Operationalize and scale the BRIDGE program by providing funding and additional resources and staff.
  • Continuously assess the underrepresented minority student experience.

Faculty/Staff Retention:

  • Create an onboarding program to formally welcome new employees to LeBow, which includes internal communication to create a sense of belonging; a buddy or mentor outside of their department who will provide resources (org chart, LCOB mission/vision, ERG, programming), and a 30-60-90 day meeting with their direct supervisor (30), skip level (60) and dean (90).
  • Regularly survey staff and faculty to identify gaps in DEI resources and determine the unmet needs of the community.

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Thank you for your interest in our DEI initiative and resources at Drexel LeBow. For more information and questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Trina Larsen Andras