The Equity Within the Classroom Conference

KCPThe Equity Within the Classroom Conference provides a forum for higher and postsecondary education personnel (faculty, administration, staff), along with community supporters, to come together to present and review current research findings including annual retention outcome data, best practice strategies, and specific KCP developed retention strategies positively impacting equality of opportunity and degree achievement for Michigan’s academically and economically disadvantaged students.

The conference is a statewide event hosted annually by a sponsoring institution and is a collaborative effort between the State of Michigan’s King Chavez Parks (KCP) Initiative, Michigan’s 15 public universities, and other private colleges and organizations whose missions and goals align with those of the KCP Initiative.

The annual Equity Within the Classroom Conference site is provided by a host institution during the Spring, generally March or April, each year. For more information, contact the State KCP Initiative Office at (517) 373-9700 or visit the website at