Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program is an alliance-based program. The program's theory isbased on the Tinto model for student retention referenced in the 2005 LSAMP program evaluation.1 Theoverall goal of the program is to assist universities and collegesin diversifying the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce by increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees awarded to populationshistorically underrepresented in these disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders. LSAMP's efforts to increase diversity in STEM are aligned with the goals of the Federal Government's five-year strategic plan for STEM education, Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education. The LSAMP program takes a comprehensive approach to student development and retention.Particular emphasis is placed on transforming un...