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“Man’s greatness consists in his ability to do

and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.”

~ Frederick Douglass

The Frederick Douglass Institute Partnership exists across 14 campuses in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, supporting the education and development of more than 110,000 students across the Commonwealth.  Guided by the spirit and legacy of distinguished orator and statesman Frederick Douglass, the Frederick Douglass Institute Partnership of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education seeks to create and nurture academic communities that will support the growth, development, and success of all students and faculty members in the System. It promotes academic excellence, civic engagement, and the understanding and appreciation of human diversity.

Please take a moment to visit our current Showcase Campus
Indiana University. Their Issues of Diversity: Voices from the Field working paper series starts in March, with a range of interesting papers from undergraduates, graduates, and faculty working in areas of diversity.

To learn more about what the Frederick Douglass Institute Partnership has been involved in recently, please visit our Recent News section.

Douglass Partnership Programs
The Douglass Scholars fellowship is a professional mentorship program for graduate students entering the final year of doctoral programs and other terminal degrees and preparing to be college teachers. The list of participating universities, instructions and application for the Summer 2014-May 2015 Scholars Fellowship are now available for downloading.  The priority review deadline is January 11, 2014.

Douglass Collaborative Support for Undergraduate Research
For undergraduate researchers who are preparing to pursue the Ph.D. after graduation, the Collaborative provides an exceptional opportunity. Consider applying to the Yale Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) through your university’s FDI.

Frederick Douglass Conferences and Colloquia
Douglass Institutes across the System have a number of programs designed to support rich intellectual inquiry and exchange in their communities. The annual Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Conference takes place a Bloomsburg University each spring semester. The latest Call for Papers and Conference Proceedings are available.
The Douglass Debate Society 
With the great nineteenth century public intellectual and orator Frederick Douglass as our inspiration and model, The Frederick Douglass Institute Partnership is establishing the Douglass Debate Society.

Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity
Making Connections is the interdisciplinary journal of the Frederick Douglass Institute Partnership. Produced twice a year, the journal publishes essays that explore cultural diversity form any discipline, as well as poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

The Douglass Global Education Initiative
The Douglass Partnership offers 4-6 week immersive cultural, educational, and pre-professional experiences in the African nations of Ghana and Cameroon. We seek to create deep, sustained, transformative interactions between program participants and the host communities/countries with whom we have partnered.

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