Me in MEC? Why Students of Color at the University of Dayton Choose Whether or Not to to Utilize Targeted Resources on Campus.
Sebastian Michael Rawl
People of color in the United States have long been granted unequal access to educational opportunities which in turn has led to lower levels of achievement and higher drop-out rates when compared to their white peers. To combat this issue, many institutions of higher education, such as the University of Dayton, have created programs and offices which focus on improving outcomes for students of color as well as representing their cultures on the campus-level. The purpose of this research is to examine the reasons as to why or why not students of color on campus choose to utilize these types of resources and examine if these resources have benefited those students. In order to gain insight on these questions, students of color at the University of Dayton were asked to participate in individual interviews via online video-call to explore their experiences within the institution. This research provides a deeper understanding as to whether or not the university's efforts towards reaching and supporting students of color have been successful, as well as providing information which could influence future decisions.
Anya M. Galli Robertson, Leslie H. Picca
Primary Advisor's Department
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Quality Education; Reduced Inequalities
"Me in MEC? Why Students of Color at the University of Dayton Choose Whether or Not to to Utilize Targeted Resources on Campus." (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2621.