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)|
|Time:||2:30 pm (Session IV)|