Colleges and universities can support increased refugee access to and success on their campuses. As demographics rapidly change throughout the US, RSP can help your institution identify strong candidates, improve retention and strengthen campus diversity.


  • Strengthen HIPs.
  • Address local needs.
  • Recruit refugee students.
  • Value their skills.
  • Create scholarships.
  • Improve support services.
  • Diversify the student body.
  • Train culturally competent staff.

Refugee students reflect global perspectives, language and cultural skills and unique personal experiences consistent with AACU High Impact Practices. Upperclassmen, especially those with refugee backgrounds, play key roles as Peer Mentors to high schoolers and new college students’ identity development, coordinate with community partners and RSP staff, and assist in programming.