The Equity and Access (formerly called Opportunity and Access or "OATS") program’s mission is to advocate for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to cultural, geographic, and academic minorities. Now entering its 5th semester as a student group, Equity and Access has created and sponsored programming to serve this mission in many ways, especially focusing on increasing college access. Equity and Access in the past has hosted a postcard signing drive for the incoming freshman class and a college day for local eighth grade students that gave them the opportunity to explore Penn and college life for a day. Equity and Access also works with the Admissions Office regarding Multicultural Scholars Preview Day and the PEEP program for high school seniors. Currently, they are facilitating a partnership with the Netter Center’s College Access and Career Readiness program to help members become involved in the programming.
If you're a prospective student, visit the Equity and Access website for college advice: https://oatsapps.wordpress.com/
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