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What is MVP?

Fairfield University’s Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) embraces diversity as a distinguishing hallmark of Jesuit education. As a result, the Office of Undergraduate Admission sponsors MVP to recruit a more diverse community of students including (and not limited to) students of color, students from under-represented backgrounds, and first generation students.

MVP connects prospective and admitted students to the diversity in Fairfield’s community through intentional visit opportunities and personal connections with current students of color and/or unique backgrounds, faculty, and administrators.

Understanding the importance of being a part of a community that welcomes and appreciates your unique background, it is our hope that after attending an event within the MVP, you will understand your value to our campus and be able to see yourself helping to create the culturally diverse community that we continue to build.

Ready to experience being our MVP? Contact us today and check out our program experiences below.

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Diversity by the Numbers

Embracing our truth, we recognize there is much work to do as we strive to increase our diversity, but our numbers don’t tell the whole story. We are excited about all of the active work that is happening on campus and beyond to make a difference and not just say, but show, that diversity is important. Keep reading to learn more about all of the programs and resources available in Stag Country.

12%

of Fairfield’s Class of 2024 are students of color

13%

of Fairfield’s student body are students of color

15%

of Fairfield’s Class of 2024 are first in their families to attend college/first-generation

16%

of Fairfield’s faculty are people of color

15+

Affinity groups actively celebrating cultures and identities

MVP Experiences

MVP hosts virtual and on-campus visit opportunities for students anywhere in their college search process.

MVP Get Ready For College Series

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MVP Get Ready For College Series

Prospective and admitted students are invited to join us for a series of workshops with campus partners to help you decide where to spend the next four years. Choose from a variety of sessions about various topics and get all of your questions answered. For questions, please contact Nakia Letang or Ben Bayers.

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MVP Preview Day

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MVP Preview Day

Interested in visiting campus? Join us on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. for an opportunity to tour campus and meet our MVP staff, students, as well as learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Fairfield. For questions, please contact Nakia Letang or Ben Bayers.

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MVP StagTalks

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MVP StagTalks

Admitted students are invited to connect with current Stags from our Diversity Recruitment Team in a student-only safe space and learn about college life while engaging in a series of fun activities. For questions, please contact Nakia Letang or Ben Bayers.

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MVP Finale Event

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MVP Finale Event

We welcome all admitted students interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion on campus to be our MVP at Fairfield in Focus on April 2 or April 10, 2022. Start your day at our MVP Welcome Breakfast and end your day with us at our MVP Ice Cream Social. Our Fairfield Community is looking forward to connecting with you to answer all of your questions! We are excited to welcome you to our campus! For questions, please contact Nakia Letang or Ben Bayers.

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Campus Resources

Fairfield’s commitment to underrepresented populations is rooted in inclusive excellence and radical hospitality. As an institution that continues to strive at this excellence, we support our students by providing resources and opportunities for them to be successful and make Fairfield their home. Learn more about our University’s diverse student clubs and affinity groups, faculty and administrative organizations, and campus programs and services.

Diversity Resources

Student Organizations

Financial Aid

Meet Our MVP Team

One of MVP’s many goals is to make it easy for prospective students to connect with the diverse voices and experiences at Fairfield. If you have important questions or want to learn more about our campus culture, we encourage you to reach out to a member of our Office of Admission Diversity Team.

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Helen Vasquez Ramos

Diversity Intern

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