Moon Shot for Equity is a WCU partnership across the Southeastern PA region and EAB to eliminate institutional equity gaps by 2030.  This work will employ evidence-based best practices implemented to remove institutional barriers to student success. For too long, our institution has not sustainably served all our students, instead unintentionally putting barriers in their path to success. Tactically, this process involves examining the entire university experience from various levels, perspectives, and layers to reveal what aspects of the institution can be improved to support all WCU students.

WCU will work to complete a series of goals through a comprehensive approach of inquiry to remove barriers and create solutions aimed at closing institutional equity gaps. 

Goals are organized into several categories. Many of these goals fit seamlessly into existing WCU initiatives. We believe the Moon Shot will provide the boost that helps create meaningful, lasting change.

It is up to us to work together to develop ways to eliminate one of the greatest barriers of our times — systemic equity gaps.

- President Fiorentino

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Initial WCU Goals


WCU's Moon Shot for Equity is committed to achieving these initial goals to start:

Hold Reform

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Developmental Courses

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Returning Student & Retention Grants

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Transfer Pathways

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Proactive Advising (with Technology)

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We Want to Hear from You

Tell us how you think Moon Shot can improve student success at WCU.

Student Success Form

Tell us how you would like to contribute to the Moon Shot mission.

Moonshot Mission Form