Inclusive Student Success

Presidential Scholarship

Delivering on the Scripps invitation to success and achievement by enabling all students to fully participate in the Scripps experience regardless of financial resources.

May 1, 2019 update:

  • To date, $6 million received in cash with an additional $2.1 million in pledges
  • Fundraising continues to meet $10 million goal
  • 2019-20 academic year: first distribution of funds, creating no loan financial aid packages for some students


IDEA 2.0

Build a stronger, more inclusive community in which members understand, appreciate, and learn from each other’s differences of identity, experience, and access to resources. IDEA 2.0 will cultivate a greater sense of belonging and enable our students to build more diverse, accessible, equitable communities in their lives after graduation..

May 1, 2019 update:

  • April 2019: student-led student focus group on diversity and inclusion and staff focus group on community building and mindful dialogue


Advising 360

Build a robust team that integrates academic and other forms of advising to help students navigate the entirety of their experience.


Bridge to Community

Redesign the ways we introduce new students to the Scripps community by better emphasizing the joys and responsibilities of the strong relationships possible at Scripps.

May 1, 2019 update:

  • Three new ImPACT Partnerships in 2019, for a total of 7
  • Residential Vibrancy initiative underway to increase opportunities for informal student engagement in residential living spaces and other areas of campus
  • NSPO schedule and programming revised to reduce stress, increase opportunity to begin building community and informal interaction between students, faculty, and staff
  • Living Learning Communities working group


Innovative Learning Organization

Interdisciplinary Computational Programs

Provide our students with the computer science and applied technology skills to be leaders in all fields. Our unique approach will be women-centric and interdisciplinary.

May 1, 2019 update:

  • Intro to Python and Data Analysis (Math 042) offered spring and fall 2019, using materials from Google
  • 10-week bootcamp intensive, Applied Machine Learning Intensive (AMLI), offered summer 2019, in conjunction with Google. Hosted at Scripps with 20 students from colleges nationwide.
    Faculty of record: Professors Dave Bachman (Pitzer) and Winston Ou (Scripps)
  • 2019 Summer of Code program in San Francisco: external partnership with Entangled Solutions, Davidson College, and other colleges, to provide intro-level coding experience. Four Scripps students to participate.
  • Fletcher Jones Scholar in Computation: search is underway with finalists on campus in May.
  • Math tenure track position, with expertise in computation, to start in fall 2019
  • Media Studies tenure track position that incorporates computation, to start in fall 2020
  • Data Science is being pursued with the hope of creating a minor in the next several years.


Public Humanities

Lead in demonstrating the necessity of the humanities to developing interdisciplinary, humane solutions to the world’s most complex problems. We will take advantage of existing curricula, programs, and expertise to create new opportunities for collective/community-driven innovation.

May 1, 2019 update:

  • Faculty co-directors appointed: Professors David Roselli and Hao Huang
  • Program coordinator has been hired
  • Initial call for proposals issued to faculty for interdisciplinary humanities initiatives
  • Inaugural Humanities Clinic in fall 2019: Professor Marino Forlino’s Core 3 (Foreign Language and Culture Teaching Clinic)


Distinctive Identity

Maximize Campus

Create a comprehensive business plan to identify mission-aligned partners who will help us achieve our goals in terms of revenue generation, reach, and reputation with audiences who share our values. Scripps will become a destination campus where discovery, community, and creativity coexist every day.

May 1, 2019 update:

  • Using a newly developed revenue-generation plan, Scripps will increase summer programming and partnerships while honoring core mission
  • Summer 2019 projected revenue: $448,000 (293% increase over summer 2018)
  • Seeking long-term partnerships, both in summer and throughout the year


Institutional Culture

Empower all members of our community to own Scripps’ legacy and become personally invested in the College’s reputation. Strengthen the bonds between the College and its constituents to expand our community of enthusiastic ambassadors and benefactors.

May 1, 2019 update:

  • Surveyed positive institutional culture at Scripps and at peer colleges and universities and identified contributing factors and characteristics
  • Audited of recruiting and onboarding processes for newly hired Scripps faculty and staff, newly admitted Scripps students, and new Scripps alumnae
  • Audit of community engagement activities for Scripps students, staff, faculty, and alumnae to begin summer 2019


Mission Driven Outreach

External Partnerships

Engage with the greater L.A. area to cultivate possibilities for intellectual and cultural exchange. Partner with individuals and organizations to bring Scripps to the world and the world to Scripps.


Alumnae & Donor Travel

Establish a program that harnesses our talented and dedicated faculty to provide lifelong, worldwide learning for our extended network of alumnae and donors. Participants will engage with Scripps faculty in what Scripps does best—lead generative and illuminating conversations about the human condition as informed by great authors and artists, history, and culture.

May 1, 2019 update:

  • Call issued to faculty interested in leading a travel program
  • Responses being reviewed
  • First trip in 2020 or 2021