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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Diversity Climate and Higher Education: Differentiation of Campus Perceptions in SUNY College at Brockport

The research conducted examines students' perceptions of campus diversity climate, as it relates to race and ethnicity, at a four-year college institution. A non-random sample of 114 undergraduate students responded to a 50-item questionnaire. This sample was predominantly female (53%), Caucasian (65%), and between 18-25 years of age (73%). Preliminary findings revealed that a least 53 percent of the students surveyed agreed that there was racial tension on the campus. As expected, a higher number of ethnic miniority students, 61 percent, felt likewise. Recommendations for improving campus climate and factors to consider for strengthening the research methodology are offered.

Presenter: Madeline Velazquez (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Educational Administration
Location: 106A Edwards
Time: 2:30 pm (Session IV)