The concept of retaining students and more specifically underrepresented students of color, extends far beyond an institutional desire to increase retention and graduation rates. Institutionally speaking, at the core, retention is about fiscal responsibility, viability and well-being. As an institution, the retention, persistence and completion of students, not only has a direct impact on the financial bottom line of the institution but also, the future financial wellness and employability of the student. This workbook is designed so that you can use it as an individual staff member or go through it as a group. Topics include utilizing internal data, retention prescription, diagnosing the underrepresented student, using the equity rubric, campus buy-in and strategic planning. Move the dial on retention of underrepresented students with R IS FOR RETENTION!