RFP - Recruitment and Retention of Undergraduate Students


Enhance our recruitment and outreach to prospective students and retention of current students that enables our undergraduate programs to grow in size, quality, and diversity.  For example, potential projects may include high achieving and/or diversity student on-campus visits, high school teacher and student on-campus conferences, peer tutoring programs, etc.


We will work with you to ensure that your proposal addresses the relevant College Preference Criteria for Small or Large Investment Fund awards (http://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/deans-investment-fund). Proposals that incorporate one or more of the following criteria will be favored:

  • Affects college-wide recruitment or retention
  • Impacts more than one degree program
  • Engages high school teachers and/or students, community college faculty and/or students
  • Leverages existing strategies or programs
  • Expands our current recruiting, retention, or outreach networks
  • Creates an enhanced student learning experience, student success, and sense of community


  • Documented strategy, products, or materials for immediate use in recruiting, retention, and/or outreach
  • A proposed impacts assessment plan for evaluating strategies, programs, events, or other materials and activities


Individuals/collaborative groups will be able to utilize this investment at their discretion, conditional on approved uses of College funds.  Final budgets will be agreed upon in conversation with the Program Administrator, and take into account the workload and participants involved, and other associated costs (e.g., travel, equipment, labor).


Proposers must submit a detailed budget with justifications; you may upload a budget spreadsheet in the application if you prefer.

Generally, deliverables are due and budget must be expended within 12 months of the start of the project; elements of this agreement will include periodic progress reports.  A timeline will be agreed upon in conversation with the Program Administrator.


During the application process, we recommend that you discuss your plans with Randy Rosenberger, the Undergraduate Program Administrator.

Application deadline is March 15, 2014.  Funding decisions will be made by April 15, 2014.