“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
Frederick Douglass

Guided by the spirit and legacy of distinguished orator and statesman Frederick Douglass, the Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative is committed to creating inclusive university communities and transformative connections among historically underrepresented students and faculty, as well as other communities across the Commonwealth and beyond.  As a network of scholars who deliver forward-thinking initiatives that promote inclusive excellence and enhance access and success,  we seek to advance the state of knowledge and practice around educational engagement and achievement for historically underserved and underrepresented students.  The Frederick Douglass Institute Collaborative exists across the 14 universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.