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A new BestColleges survey finds that students are eager to get involved in campus DEI efforts, though they're not always sure how. Learn about the history of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and why their designation is important to the success of Hispanic and Latino/a students. Learn about the history of Hispanic Heritage Month and discover how to celebrate with activities and useful resources. College students across the country are protesting for voting rights and social justice. Here's why and how you can get involved. This article covers employment resources for individuals with disabilities and what college students with disabilities can do to prepare for the workforce. Discover the top 10 books written by, for, and about undocumented immigrants. Undocumented college students may find these books especially appealing. Learn how student affairs professionals on campus approach advising and supporting undocumented student experiences. When it comes to race and status, AAPI undocumented students encounter many challenges. Read this interview to learn more about their experiences. Learn from a legal expert about important tips and legal resources for undocumented students attending college. Learn from an expert about how Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) support the needs and educational success of Hispanic and Latino/a students. Explore mental health challenges for undocumented students and get tips to help manage stress, anxiety, and marginalization. Learn about the concept of hyperdocumentation and how undocumented students navigate belonging, worthiness, and intolerance in college. Discover why some HBCUs are canceling student debt and what other institutions can learn from HBCUs about college affordability. When it comes to race and status, Black undocumented students encounter many challenges. Read this interview to learn more about their experiences. Gain valuable insight and practical career tips from DACA college graduates about how to succeed in graduate school and careers after college. Despite recent critiques of critical race theory, ethnic studies courses provide academic, social, and professional advantages to college students Explore the history of Title IX and how it has impacted equality for women in college athletics. The pandemic presents unique challenges to students. Teachers who employ these four culturally responsive teaching strategies can help students succeed. Explore emerging data on the political attitudes and voting behaviors of LGBTQ college students and the social issues they care about most. Learn how to gain access to college disability services to get the support you need to thrive. The Harvard admissions case before the Supreme Court involving Asian American students draws a historical parallel to the treatment of Jewish students 100 years ago. Learn how to navigate the U.S. college system as an international student, and figure out what to pack for your first year. Transgender students face heightened risk of sexual assault and harassment on campus. Biden's team takes a contested shortcut to extend Title IX protection. Learn more about the history of women's colleges and their impact on women pursuing a quality college education. Learn about the history and interdisciplinary field of queer studies and why it is important for exploring gender, sexuality, and identity. Learn about the important laws and policies that shaped the history and progress of diversity in higher education. Higher education has a history of exclusionary policies and practices toward students of color that schools must address moving forward. Women's studies programs were founded to improve equality in higher education. The field remains relevant to college diversity and inclusion efforts. As institutions push biased measures to penalize trans youth, learn about different ways colleges can reaffirm their support for trans student-athletes. As language evolves, new terms emerge to describe the experience of race. Read on to learn how the meaning of BIPOC impacts diversity and inclusion efforts in college. The student debt crisis affects many college students but especially Black students, who are more likely to take out loans and struggle to pay down debt. As states implement harmful anti-trans legislation, colleges must do all they can to support and advocate for trans college students. If colleges work to boost educational outcomes for people of color, their livelihoods and society as a whole will benefit, according to a new report. As more colleges bring critical race theory into their core curricula, Republican leaders take steps to ban the theory from being taught in public classrooms. Juneteenth is an important holiday that recognizes and honors Black history. Here are five ways colleges and students can celebrate Juneteenth in 2021. Learn about the five factors to consider when choosing an LGBTQ+-friendly college, from campus support and advocacy programs to gender-inclusive facilities. To better understand the history and contributions of Asian Americans, here are nine compelling books every college student should make time to read. Many perceive Asian Americans as an ideal racial minority. In reality, though, this stereotype is not only inaccurate but also extremely harmful. Learn about the different federal TRIO programs that assist historically underrepresented students with preparing for and succeeding in college. COVID-19 is hurting Latino/a students' education gains. After decades of growth, fewer Latinos/as went to college this year, and fewer plan on going next year. Many fail to recognize the diversity of Asian communities, especially on college campuses. We look at some of the challenges faced by Asian American students. The U.S. is experiencing a sharp rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, leaving AA college students to find ways to deal with the consequences of these events. STEM fields are highly lucrative and in demand, but Black, brown, and female students face unique barriers to receiving a STEM education in college. The pandemic has contributed to sharp spikes in violence against women. College students can help spread awareness of the issue through several avenues. Learn about the unique challenges facing minority students entering the workforce, and discover some of the best tips for easing this transition. Universities can promote equity for women and combat gender discrimination in the workforce by holding workshops and highlighting women's accomplishments. Despite being denied an education for years, women have made critical contributions to science. Here, we introduce 13 pioneers and their biggest achievements. Today, women make up the majority of bachelor's degree-holders — a victory that was only made possible after centuries of battling a sexist education system. Many students of color experience racism on campus. In order to combat hate crimes and racial microaggressions, colleges must promote a culture of anti-racism. For centuries, higher education excluded women. These 13 trailblazers forged a path for women everywhere to earn college degrees, not to mention respect. Women must tackle unique obstacles in STEM careers. Learn about the factors that contribute to the lack of women — especially women of color — in STEM. Millions of people listen to podcasts, including many college students. These Black-led podcasts are paving the way for diverse voices in the podcasting space. For hundreds of years, women were banned from practicing medicine. Thanks to these brave pioneers, women can now pursue rewarding careers in the medical field. College students of all backgrounds should read these 11 books by Black authors, from young adult fantasy novels to memoirs of social activists. More and more people are recognizing the value of an HBCU education. Learn about the unique benefits these institutions offer from an HBCU alum and professor. HBCUs were established to provide avenues to higher ed for Black Americans. Today, these schools continue to offer critical support and guidance. Student evaluations show a bias against female professors, which hampers efforts to increase diversity among college faculty members. Unlike traditional teaching methods, culturally responsive teaching embraces student diversity and promotes culture, collaboration, and engagement. Female online students, who far outnumber their male peers, face more challenges than men in online education but continue to excel academically. After several colleges made diversity coursework a graduation requirement, Trump now threatens to pull funding from schools teaching diversity and inclusion. Black male students face unique challenges at predominantly white colleges, including feelings of invisibility, microaggressions, and a dearth of Black faculty. More colleges now require students to take an ethnic studies course, but barriers like COVID-19 may decrease the number of students of color at these schools. Students of color continue to face racism and hate crimes on campus. Some colleges offer better support than others through special policies and groups. Affirmative action was created to improve access to jobs and higher ed for women and people of color — but many still debate its effectiveness and ethics. More students of color are going to college, but graduation rates remain low. Many colleges fail to support and retain Black and Hispanic students. Many students today are challenging racism in higher education by demanding colleges rename buildings and remove statues honoring racist historical figures. American higher education today promotes learning for everyone, but in the past it exclusively benefited wealthy, white, male, Christian students. Sam Wein discusses his transformative experience with the LGBTQ+ campus group "Safezones" as an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis. Pressed by protests, some colleges are responding to student activists calls to cut ties with police and better foster the success of students of color. Campus closures due to COVID-19 pose a unique challenge for LGBTQ+ college students. One expert weighs in on how the pandemic has affected this population. The COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened challenges for underserved college student populations. One expert discusses the challenges these students face. From space flight to computer science, women have made outstanding contributions to the tech industry. Learn about 10 women who pioneered tech. Veterans provide unique contributions to college classrooms, but they also face a variety of challenges.