The ALANA Center invited students to partake in a conversation with Co-Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment Krystal Tribbett about how Vassar recruits students of color. Tribett reported that around 26.6% of the Class of 2008 were students of color, but the number of students of color attending Vassar was not increasing very much. Students discussed ways in which the school could attract and maintain more students of color, such as by hiring more faculty of color. This discussion kicked off a week of events geared towards prospective students of color, including a bus trip to campus for students who could not afford to make it there themselves and a phone-a-thon where Vassar students called admitted students of color and answer questions they have.