Frederick Douglass Lending Library
The purpose of the Fredrick Douglas Lending Library is to help financially challenged and matriculating underrepresented students obtain the necessary textbooks for their academic classes. These textbooks are bought by the Office of Human and Cultural Diversity through a grant provided by the State System. The textbooks are to returned to the Office of Human and Cultural Diversity at the end of the semester. The selection criteria for possible candidates will come from nominated students through the following university department: Financial aid, Student Support Services, Social Equity and Student Affairs. Students shall be selected on financial need and previous academic performance. A requirement of the student who is selected is that they shall participate in the FOCUS program to help increase their Academic ability and Grade Point Average. For a student to continue to participate in the program they must show a substantial grade point average increase for the semester based on the use of the donated textbooks. The G.P.A increase must be in the range of 0.50-1.00. The G.P.A. increase will be the comparison of their previous semester G.P.A. before entering the program to their completed semester after.