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History of SEEK

The History of the Percy Ellis Sutton Seek Program: Opening Doors for 50 Years

The Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK), founded in 1965, is the higher education opportunity program at the senior and comprehensive (four-year) CUNY colleges, while College Discovery (CD), founded in 1964, is at the CUNY community colleges (two-year). SEEK and CD was established to provide comprehensive academic, financial, and social support to assist capable students who otherwise might not be able to attend college due to their educational and financial circumstances. Students are admitted without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, race, disability, or creed.