College officials and researchers share initiatives that institutions can use to help admit and graduate a more diverse student body. College can be a springboard to success, yet its doors often aren't as easy to open for many low-income and underrepresented minority students. And though many institutions have vowed to increase access, pervasive equity gaps have persisted or even widened. But a handful of efforts have allowed colleges to admit a more diverse class and help them persist. At an event hosted by the Education Writers Association at the University of Michigan's main campus in Ann Arbor earlier this week, we learned from a handful of college officials and researchers about what initiatives are paying off, and why.