SMP is a multicultural program, founded by the Black Studies Department, that addresses the educational disparities of the historically underrepresented students of SUNY New Paltz. SMP develops a community of scholars and leaders who celebrate academic achievement, whilst becoming culturally competent, to develop an inclusive campus.
“SMP’s effect reaches beyond the classroom. The connections and experiences that I’ve made as an SMP Scholar have played an integral role in my self discovery process.” -Kim Diaz ‘19
“SMP has helped me become more conscious of the world around me. I feel more connected to my culture, my peers, and SUNY New Paltz.” -Fanelly Valerio ‘18