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The Common App Saw a Rise in Minority Applicants, but Does This Signal Equity in Admissions?

A record number of students of color and first-gen students completed the Common App this year. While the equity gap is closing, barriers still remain.

Z. W. Taylor, Ph.D.

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How to Get the Testing Accommodations You Need in College

Testing accommodations can level the field for students living with disabilities. Learn how to get the testing accommodations you need in college.

Susan M.K. Howard

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Navigating a Temporary Disability: How a Sports Concussion Impacted My Academic Experience

Learn how one student-athlete navigated a sports concussion and found greater purpose in her college experience.

Sarah G. Densham

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White Enrollment Is Increasing at HBCUs. How Will It Impact the Culture?

HBCUs offer higher education rooted in Black culture and tradition. Hear from two HBCU alums on the impact of white student enrollment at HBCUs nationwide.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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How HBCUs Are Creating a College Pipeline for Formerly Incarcerated Students

To reverse the school-to-prison pipeline, colleges are creating access for formerly incarcerated students. Learn how these programs are flipping the script.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Resisting LGBTQ+ Discrimination and Violence in College

LGBTQ+ students face discrimination and violence in college. Learn how you can stand up for yourself and fight discrimination.

Greta Pano

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How to Study Abroad With a Disability

Studying abroad can be an unforgettable experience. Uncover what to check off your to-do list to study abroad with a disability.

Doug Wintemute

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If HBCUs Want to Better Serve Students With Disabilities, They Must Improve Web Accessibility

HBCUs do incredible equity work to help close the racial wealth gap. To better serve students with disabilities, HBCUs must improve web accessibility.

Z. W. Taylor, Ph.D.

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A Latinx Student’s Journey to a Doctoral Degree at Harvard

Follow the academic journey of Latinx student Justis Lopez who is pursuing his doctoral degree at Harvard University. Read more to hear his story.

Justis Lopez

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The Language of College Is Complex. This Is Why Language Access Matters for ELL Students

The focus on native English speakers has impacted language access for ELL students. If colleges care about language accessibility, that must change.

Z. W. Taylor, Ph.D.

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How I Learned to Balance Family and Academics While Pursuing College

Family support can help college students succeed, but for first-generation students it can be a challenge. Learn how one student balanced family and academics.

Déontae Guy

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Latino/a Entrepreneurs and App Creators That Transformed Their Education Into Success

Succeeding based on your efforts can be powerful. See how these five Latino/a entrepreneurs and app creators transformed their future through education.

Elisabet Raquel García

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Diversity & Inclusion

Medical School Attrition Rates within Marginalized Communities

Students from marginalized communities faced different challenges during medical school. Read to learn about the factors that put them at higher risk of dropping out.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

How My Chronic Illness Impacted My College Choices

Choosing a college can be difficult. One student shares her journey towards finding a college that supported her disability and chronic illness needs.

Madison Conine

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10 Books by LGBTQ+ Asian Americans for Students

There are many books to explore by LGBTQ+ Asian American authors. Check out 10 books that touch on Asian American cultural experiences in the LGBTQ+ community.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Why Accessibility Matters for BIPOC Students with Disabilities

BIPOC students with disabilities face significant barriers to quality education. Learn how accessibility removes these barriers, and why this matters.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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7 Must-Read Books by Hispanic and Latino/a Authors

Celebrate Hispanic American Heritage Month this year by reading. Discover 7 must-read books by brilliant Hispanic and Latino/a writers.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 College Mentorship Programs That Support BIPOC Students

Navigating college as a BIPOC student is tough without a campus support system. Read how several schools are offering mentorship programs to initiate change.

Crystal Onyema

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Diversity & Inclusion

Active Learning Narrows Achievement Gap for Black and First-Generation Students

Active learning in college shows academic benefits for Black and first-generation students. Find out what it means and how to bring it to your campus.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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How My University Supported Me as a Student With a Disability

College programs and leaders play a vital role in aiding students with disabilities. Read one student's story about navigating college with a disability.

Evan Cruz

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Parent and Family Guide for Hispanic and Latino/a Students

Applying for college can be a challenging and confusing experience. Read more about resources available to help Hispanic and Latino/a families navigate this process.

Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.

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6 Hispanic Heritage Month Facts Students Should Learn About

Hispanic Heritage Month happens every year from September 15 to October 15. Here are six important facts about the culturally significant occasion.

Catherine Lafuente

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Learning About International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Learn about the significance and history of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Improving College Attendance in the Hispanic Community

College enrollment rates for Hispanic and Latino/a students have risen in the 21st century. But how can schools continue to improve outcomes for these students?

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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How My Virtual Community Helped Me Cope With Isolation at a PWI

Students of color often report feeling invisible and isolated at predominantly white colleges. Learn how one student learned to cope after finding a virtual community.

Anu Rajagopal

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Learning the Ins and Outs of Higher Ed: My Experience as a First-Generation Latino College Student

Attending college as a first-generation student has its challenges. Read about a Latino student who is pursuing their dreams despite the obstacles.

Aldo Madrigal Olivarez

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Diversity & Inclusion

How College Shaped My Climate Change Activism

Climate change impacts us all. Read one student's journey to climate change activism and how college helped to shape a new understanding.

Emily Kieny

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10 Podcasts for Hispanic and Latino/a Students

Curious about Hispanic and Latino/a culture? Check out these 10 podcasts to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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9 Movies That Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Despite a historical lack of representation, Hispanic movies have gifted the world significant cultural milestones for years.

Crystal Onyema

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What ‘College Hill: Celebrity Edition’ Teaches Us About HBCU Culture

The "College Hill" reboot is showcasing HBCU culture in notable ways. Read more to understand how the show encapsulates these institutions.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Being Latina at a Predominantly White Institution

Attending a predominantly white college as a Latina student can be challenging. Read about how one student overcame obstacles at school to find success.

Nicole Espinal

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Learning the Hard Way as a Low-Income First-Generation Student

Many first-generation students have to forge their own college pathway. Discover how one student learned the hard way what was right for her academic success.

Brittany Shaw

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Will the End of Affirmative Action Impact Black and Latino/a Students?

The Supreme Court will decide on the legality of affirmative action this fall. Learn how its end could impact Black and Latino/a students.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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The College Journey of a Latinx Student

Understanding Hispanic and Latino/a experiences is a way to support students. Follow the journey of one Latinx student making her way through college.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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How Standardized Testing Impacts Students of Color

Standardized tests are common factors in college admissions. Learn how standardized testing impacts students of color.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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17 Social Justice Books for Summer Reading Before College

Reading can improve empathy and build critical thinking skills. Check out these 17 social justice books for incoming first-year students.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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10 Books You Should Read to Learn the History of Women’s Rights

There's a rich history of women's rights in the United States and around the world. Check out these 10 books that can teach you more about women's rights.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Colleges Can Support Native and Indigenous American Students

Indigenous Americans are struggling to gain access to higher education. Learn how higher education institutions can and should help them do it.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

How I Found My Confidence as a First-Generation College Student With a Disability

Navigating college as a first-generation student can be tricky, particularly if you have a disability. Learn how one student overcame this challenge.

Nicole Mendez-Villarrubia

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5 Colleges That Provide Gender-Affirming Care for Trans and Nonbinary Students

Transgender and nonbinary students deserve gender-affirming care. Read more about how colleges support TNB students on campus.

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

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My Experience Navigating College as a First-Generation Transfer Student

Being a first-generation student isn't easy, especially if you transfer colleges. Learn how one student overcame obstacles to find community and graduate.

Lauren Cossentino

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3 Reasons College Students Should Read Company Diversity Statements Before Applying to a Job

Company diversity statements can help answer candidates' questions about inclusion in the office. Read more to understand the importance of these statements.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Parent PLUS Loans Disproportionately Increase Debt for Black Families

Borrowing parent PLUS loans helps students attend college. But for Black families, the burden of debt may outweigh the benefits.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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8 Banned Books Every College Student Should Read

Reading is part of college — but not all books are universally celebrated. Be a rebellious reader by picking up one of these banned books.

Kim-Ling Sun

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How For-Profit Colleges Impact Black Women

For-profit colleges exist to make money. Some have been accused of predatory practices. Learn how for-profit colleges impact Black women.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

AP African American Studies Pilot Introduces Diverse Changes

The College Board launched the AP African American Studies pilot program this fall. Learn why this diversity initiative is critical for students.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Scholarships for ROTC Students

Thinking about joining the ROTC and applying for its scholarships? Here's what you need to know about the requirements.

Catherine Lafuente

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Diversity & Inclusion

What the Overturn of Roe v. Wade Could Mean for College Students

Roe v. Wade is overturned. Let's shine a light on the impacts to college students' reproductive rights after this landmark decision.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Inclusive Excellence Means to College Students

Inclusive excellence supports diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on college campuses. Learn how schools can create an infrastructure of support.

Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How a Local College Honors the Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims

Read about how UCF, a college less than 10 minutes away from the location of the Pulse shooting, honors the 49 victims each year during Pride month.

Cameren Boatner

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Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating Pride Month on Campus

Celebrating Pride Month is a great way to support diversity and inclusion on campus. Learn ways you can participate in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Colleges Advancing LGBTQ+ Equity for Students

Certain colleges are advancing LGBTQ+ equity for college students. Read on to find out which ones.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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Coming Out: How I Moved from a Place of Fear to Queer Liberation

Coming out can be scary if you lack understanding and support. Discover how one student moved from fear to acceptance in their quest for queer liberation.

Col Stephens

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Seeking Mentorship and Queer Knowledge to Create Change on Campus

How do you combat campus environments that don't support your identity? Learn how one queer student uses mentorship and knowledge to advocate for change.

Aja St. Germaine

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Why My Visibility as a Queer Student Leader Matters

Getting involved on campus is a great way to build confidence. Learn how one RA used their leadership experience to explore their LGBTQ+ identity.

Casper Crump

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Learning to Love My Queer and Trans Identity Through Acceptance

Understanding intersecting identities can be hard in a toxic environment, especially if you're queer and trans. See how one student learned to love themselves.

Casper Crump

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How Faculty Helped Me Embrace My Queer Identity Through Writing

Faculty can be a powerful source of encouragement for students. Learn how teachers inspired one LGBTQ+ student to embrace their identity through writing.

Sam Runge

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Top 10 LGBTQ+ Podcasts for College Students

Find LGBTQ+ podcasts that provide truth, knowledge, and tea for today's college students. Dig in to discover your new favorite show this Pride Month.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

What My Greek Life Experience Taught Me About My LGBTQ+ Identity

Greek life can be great for some students, but not everyone has a positive experience. Hear what one student navigated being LGBTQ+ in a campus sorority.

Kerry Shamnoski

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5 Present-Day Social Movements LGBTQ+ Students Care About

Many of today's social movements intersect with LGBTQ+ students' interests and passions. Read more to discover the issues that motivate LGBTQ+ students.

R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.

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How I Learned to Love My Aromantic and Asexual Identities

Aromantic and asexual people often encounter challenges inside and outside the LGBTQ+ community. Learn how one student came to love and embrace this identity.

Devin Anders Mullenbach

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6 Ways Colleges Can Honor the Stonewall Riots Today

The Stonewall Riots changed the course of LGBTQ+ history. Celebrate LGBTQ+ students and honor this historic event with pride.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Lavender Graduations Celebrate LGBTQ+ Students

Lavender Graduations center the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ college students. Explore the history of these events and learn how to host one on campus.

R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.

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Before Stonewall: Why the Dewey Sit-Ins Matter to LGBTQ+ Social Movements

Before the Stonewall Riots, students led sit-ins against discriminatory policies at Dewey's restaurant. Learn why this matters to LGBTQ+ movements today.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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This LGBTQ+ Grad Fights the System — and Her Student Loan Debt

LGBTQ+ people face more financial challenges. Learn how a queer 2020 grad turned her art into a full-time hustle to pay off student loans. Read her story.

Lyss Welding

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How the Religious Exemption Accountability Project Advocates for LGBTQ+ Students

Learn how the Religious Exemption Accountability Project is stopping discrimination at religious institutions and advocating for LGBTQ+ students.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Why Gender Identity and Sexuality Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Gender identity and sexuality can be complicated terms. Learning both is important to understanding each other. See why this matters for LGBTQ+ identity.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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My Journey as an LGBTQ+ Student Pursuing Graduate School

Grad school can be tough, especially for LGBTQ+ students. Discover how one queer student navigated the journey with the help of community and campus resources.

Cooper Lee Kidd

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6 LGBTQ+ Faculty Creating Change for Students on Campus

LGBTQ+ college faculty members bring varied and long-lasting support to students on campus. Learn how leaders create change and who's standing out.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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10 Biggest Stressors LGBTQ+ College Students Face

Read this article to learn about the major stressors LGBTQ+ students face on and off college campuses.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Second Chance Programs Increase Access to Higher Education

Second chance programs help people who are or were incarcerated earn degrees –– and they help reduce recidivism. Learn more about these vital programs.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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For Native and Indigenous Students, Mental Health Access and Education Is Key

Native students' mental health conditions may be rooted in historical trauma. Learn about their experiences and need for culturally competent healthcare.

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

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Creating Inclusive Campuses for Student Veterans

Leaving the military and going to college isn't easy. We've compiled a list of what schools can do to create student veteran inclusive campuses.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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The Importance of Free Period Products on College Campuses

Access to free period products impacts the mental and physical health of college students nationwide. Join the movement for equitable access.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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How Do We Talk to Students About Suicide Rates in the Black Community?

Reducing Black suicide rates means discussing Black mental health. Learn more about suicide rates in the Black community.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Access to the Ivy League for Asian American Students

Learn more about how Asian American students are held to higher academic standards than their peers, and how colleges can rectify this.

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

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What Is the Modern Day Experience of AAPI College Students?

AAPI college enrollment has grown 36% since 2000. Learn more about what colleges can do to support this rapidly growing demographic.

Jenika McCrayer

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Why Are Asian Americans Less Likely to Seek Out Mental Health Services?

Asian American students are less likely to seek out mental health services. Learn more about what mental health resources are available.

Jenika McCrayer

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How to Improve Retention for First-Generation AAPI Students

Minority student retention is a major concern for colleges. Learn how to help first-generation AAPI students thrive in a college environment.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Highlighting Queer Asian History During APIDA Heritage Month

Discover the collective accomplishments and histories of APIDA communities and APIDA queer and trans people during AAPI Heritage Month.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Taking Action on the Day of Silence for LGBTQ+ Students

The Day of Silence is a time to honor LGBTQ+ people impacted by bullying and harassment. Learn how you can take action for LGBTQ+ students on this day.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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10 Podcasts for AAPI Students

Want to celebrate and learn more about Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage? Check out these 10 AAPI podcasts that will keep you captivated.

Kim-Ling Sun

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10 Movies That Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage

Want to celebrate and learn more about Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage? Check out these 10 AAPI movies that will keep you captivated.

Kim-Ling Sun

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10 Ways to Support Autistic College Students

Read this article to learn strategies for creating inclusive learning environments for autistic college students.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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How U.S. Immigration Policy Impacts Asian International Students

Immigration policies often impact Asian international students. Learn about the history of Asian international students in the U.S. and enrollment trends.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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4 Voting Rights Issues Facing Communities of Color

People of color disproportionately face issues at the polls. Learn how some voting laws promote an unjust political process and voter disenfranchisement.

Sydney Clark

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Respecting the Cultural Diversity of the AAPI Community

The AAPI population is an expanding and culturally diverse community. Improve your understanding of the fastest-growing ethnic group in the nation.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Why Colleges and Universities Need Inclusive Virtual Tours

Virtual campus tours are very popular amid the COVID-19 situation. Learn more about how students and colleges can make the most out of these opportunities.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Understanding How the Mental Health System Fails Trans and Nonbinary Students

Colleges often fail to meet trans and nonbinary students’ mental health needs. Read more to learn how colleges can better support TNB students.

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

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5 Ways to Bust the Model Minority Myth for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are often portrayed as a "model minority." Learn why this is such a harmful myth and how we can work to dispel it.

Kim-Ling Sun

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How Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Impact AAPI Students

The recent surge in anti-Asian hate crimes plays a major role in AAPI students' lives. Understanding the impact is critical to showing support.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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How AANAPISIs Provide Support for AAPI Students

Like HBCUs center Black students, AANAPISIs support Asian American and Pacific Islander students. Learn more about AANAPISI-designated colleges.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Celebrating AAPI Heritage History Month

AAPI Heritage Month celebrates the diverse histories and cultures of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Learn how you can honor the holiday this May.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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15 Books by Asian American Authors That Teach You About AAPI History

There is so much rich AAPI history to explore in books by Asian American authors. Here are 15 books that can teach you about AAPI cultural experiences.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Top Professional Associations for Black and African American Students

Explore the top professional associations for Black and African American students across a variety of fields and industries.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Why Black Women’s Mental Health Is More Important Than Ever Before

Learn about why mental health is important to Black women, and gather mental health resources.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Top Political Issues Students of Color Care About

The 2022 Midterm Elections will have a direct impact on students of color. Learn about the top political issues students of color care about.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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Why Political Engagement Is Essential for Student Activists

Student activists must understand voting, legislation, and other processes to be effective advocates. Learn why social justice starts with political engagement.

Sydney Clark

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How Colleges Can Support Students During Ramadan

Ramadan is celebrated by millions of Muslims every year. Understanding the holy month's importance helps support Muslim college students.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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How Voter Suppression Impacts Black Students

The history of voter suppression has had an enduring impact on the Black community. Learn how it impacts Black students and why Black voter participation is important.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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5 Reasons Why the Midterm Election Will Be Important for College Women

The 2022 midterm elections will have a direct impact on college women. Learn about the top political issues college women care about.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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Why AP Classes Lack Diversity — and Why We Need to Change This

Historically, AP classes have lacked diversity and created barriers for students of color. Learn about the importance of closing equity gaps in AP classes.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Expanding Access to Advanced Placement: Overcoming Barriers to Equity

Advanced Placement courses are a common way to earn credit for college, but they're not accessible to everyone. Consider these options for AP success.

Debbi Johnson-Rais, Ed.D.

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Can You Use Your IEP in College?

Many high school students use IEP accommodations for a disability. Learn why IEPs don't work in college and what your options are.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Learning About Queer and Trans Disability During Deaf History Month

Deaf History Month celebrates the accomplishments of deaf and hard of hearing community. Learn more about how queer and trans community navigate disability.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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8 Things All First-Gen Students Should Consider Before Choosing a College

In this guide, first-generation college students can learn what factors to consider when applying to colleges and choosing a school to attend.

Staff Writers

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Growing Population Signals Stronger Ties Within the AAPI Community

The increasing AAPI population in the U.S. and a recent increase in racially motivated incidents have unified more of the AAPI community.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

How to Support Muslim Students

Learn how colleges and students can better support Muslim students on and off campus. Find resources that build understanding and connection.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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What Is Critical Disability Studies?

Critical disability studies dissects the ableist structures that rule society. Read more to understand the vital perspective this growing field offers.

Sydney Clark

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10 Women Who Made Scientific History

This Women's History Month, learn about the accomplishments of 10 women in STEM who changed the course of history.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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What Is the Role of a Chief Diversity Officer?

Almost all colleges have a chief diversity officer. Learn about their role and challenges they face to build an equitable and inclusive college campus.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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How the 19th Amendment Shaped Women’s Voting Rights

The 19th Amendment extended voting rights to women. Learn about the suffragists who fought for women's right to vote and the history behind the movement.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Women-Owned Businesses to Shop During Women’s History Month

Women-owned businesses support economic development and community connection. Discover small businesses to shop this Women's History Month — and beyond.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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How Colleges and Universities Can Celebrate Women’s History Month

Learn about the different ways colleges and universities can celebrate Women's History Month.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Learning the History of the Feminist Movement

When studying American history, consider taking time to explore the feminist movement. We've included some key points to help jumpstart your learning.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Courses You Can Take in College That Discuss Women’s History

Women's history classes explore the leaders, laborers, and thinkers that have shaped our past. Learn more about the most exciting college courses in women's history.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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We Need to Address the Gender Pay Gap for College Women

The gender pay gap has stayed the same since 2004. College-educated women face an even larger pay gap. What can women do about the wage gap?

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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How Universal Design for Learning Supports Students with Disabilities

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an inclusive framework meant to make learning accessible for all. Learn how UDL can help support students with disabilities.

Stephanie Szitanyi, Ph.D.

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On the Basis of Sex: RBG’s Influence on Women’s History

Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for women's rights throughout her career, earning a spot among the most important women in modern history.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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TikTok’s New Ban on Misgendering Reveals Digital Gap for LGBTQ+ Students

TikTok recently banned deadnaming and misgendering on its platform. Read more to discover what this means for LGBTQ+ students and users.

R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.

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Why Is Black Male Enrollment in Decline?

Learn about the reasons for the decline in the enrollment of Black men and how colleges can support their retention.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Unpacking the Contributions of Women of Color in Women’s History

Women's history hasn't always included the voices or contributions of women of color. This Women's History Month, learn about these changemakers.

Kim-Ling Sun

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What Is International Women’s Day?

International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women worldwide. Discover its history, its importance, and ways to celebrate.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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What the “Me Too” Movement Teaches Us About Women’s History

Learn more about the "Me Too" movement and see how it's impact has helped to shape the history — and future — of women.

Kim-Ling Sun

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10 Movies to Watch to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Representation in media is crucial to the advancement of women in society. Read to discover 10 films to watch during Women's History Month.

Sydney Clark

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Latino, Latinx, Hispanic, or Latine? Which Term Should You Use?

Discover the history of Latino, Latinx, Hispanic, and Latine. Learn why these differences matter and which term may be best to use.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Books By Minority Women Authors

Celebrate brilliant minority women authors, and explore some amazing books. These 10 books should be on your must-read list this year.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Credit Literacy Is Important for Black and Hispanic Students

Learn about the credit gap and why credit literacy is important for Black and Hispanic students.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Alumni Support Is Critical for Asian American Studies Programs

Asian American studies thrives with the support of the AAPI alumni community. Read more to learn what it will take to sustain these programs.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Generational Wealth Affects First-Generation Students

Generational wealth can have an impact on all students seeking a college degree. Discover wealth-building resources for first-generation students.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Black-Owned Businesses to Shop During Black History Month

Uplift diversity and support local economies by shopping at Black-owned businesses — a great way to celebrate and honor Black History Month.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Important Queer Women to Know in Women’s History

History is made by those who break the rules, and queer women have broken many. Learn more about these trailblazers during Women's History Month.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Sexual Assault Impacts College Men — And Two Ways to Prevent It.

Sexual violence on campus affects all students. Learn more about why men need to pay attention to campus sexual assault.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Ways Student Veterans Can Maximize GI Bill® Benefits

Want to make the most of your GI Bill benefits but aren't sure how to maximize their usage? Keep reading to learn our tips and tricks.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Financial Literacy Matters for Students of Color

Financial literacy can improve students' ability to accumulate wealth and feel financially stable. Discover resources to build financial literacy.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Understanding the Impact of the Racial Wealth Gap

The racial wealth gap creates inequities in higher education and beyond. Discover the ways colleges can help close the gap and support students.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Afro-Latino/as Who Had an Impact on Black History

Blackness and Latinidad are not exclusive. Take a closer look at how Afro-Latino/as have changed the course of Black history.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Modern Black Inventors Make History

Discover modern Black inventors and their history-making inventions. Celebrate African American inventors across the U.S. and throughout history.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Two billion people worldwide will celebrate the Lunar New Year in 2022. Learn more about holiday traditions and how you can join the fun.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

Top Black Podcasts to Listen to During Black History Month

Growing in popularity, podcasts can shed light on the Black experience. Here are 10 Black podcasts for students to learn about Black history and culture.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Movies to Watch This Black History Month

Check out this year's Black History Month film selections. Dive deeper into Black culture and history with these 10 movie recommendations.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Black LGBTQ+ Activism Shapes Black History

Black LGBTQ+ activists have changed the course of Black history as a whole. Learn more about how these individuals have been integral to progress.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Must-Read Books by Black Women

Discover ten books by Black female authors that continue to shape Black history and culture.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Black History Month Still Matters

Black history is American history. Read on to learn why we celebrate Black History Month and why this holiday matters now more than ever.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The History of the Black Student Union

The Black student union has played an important role in the college experience for Black students since the 1960s. Learn more about its history.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Facts About Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates the wide breadth of Black history and achievements. Learn 10 Black History Month facts you may not know.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

A Black History Month Playlist: 10 Influential Songs

Black history isn't just found in books — it is also honored in music. Learn more about how artists have narrated the Black experience through song.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

8 Pioneers to Celebrate During Black History Month

Countless Black pioneers have transformed Black life in America. Learn more about their lives and contributions to Black history and culture.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

6 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the history and culture of Black people. Learn six ways you can celebrate Black History Month this year.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Symbolic Meaning Behind the Pan-African Flag

The Pan-African flag has a rich cultural history. Take this opportunity to learn about the symbolism and power behind this piece of iconography.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Understanding the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. led a revolution for civil rights in America. Explore beyond the speeches to learn more about what made Dr. King a historical icon.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Students Can Learn from the HBO Series “Insecure”

HBO's "Insecure" exposes the realities of inequity. Read more to discover the lessons students can learn from the show.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Campus Holiday Breaks Impact Students Experiencing Homelessness

Campus closings during winter break impact students experiencing homelessness. Learn how to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students this year.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

What the Dave Chappelle Comedy Special Says About Transphobia

Dave Chappelle's new stand-up special is a reflection of modern-day transphobia. Learn why his rhetoric causes harm.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Black Industry Leaders are Making Room for Diversity in Tech

Diversity has become increasingly important in the tech industry. Learn how two Black industry leaders are paving the way for representation in the field.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

For First-Generation Students, Challenges Remain After Graduation

Learn about the challenges first-generation college students experience in school and after graduation, and how colleges can support these learners.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

HBCUs Close Socioeconomic Gaps. Here’s How.

A recent report found that HBCUs are driving the social mobility of Black graduates better than other institutions.

Jessica Bryant

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why We Need to Unpack the History of Thanksgiving

As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, learn the true origins of Thanksgiving and how our modern understandings of the holiday really began.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Top Book Recommendations for Trans and Nonbinary Students

Discover top books for trans and nonbinary students written by trans authors, and learn more about diverse experiences of gender identity.

Jules Schwenderman, Campus Pride

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Diversity & Inclusion

Hispanics Are Key to Closing the Gap in the STEM Workforce

Learn about underrepresentation in STEM. Find out how schools can better support Hispanic students in their pursuit of STEM careers.

Doug Wintemute

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Diversity & Inclusion

The History of Tribal Colleges and Universities

Enrollment at tribal colleges and universities is growing. Learn about tribal colleges and their impact on higher education and tribal communities.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Understanding Student Veteran Experiences on Campus

Supporting student veterans first means understanding their diverse experiences. Find out what drives student veterans to academic success.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Does It Mean to Be Multiracial?

Learn how the multiracial population is growing and how schools can better support students who have a multiracial identity.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Understanding the College Completion Gap for Latino Students

The college completion gap for Latino students is a complex issue that has systemic roots. Read more about the impact of this phenomenon.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Does It Mean to Be Neurodivergent?

Learn what it means to be neurodivergent. Discover strategies neurodivergent college students can use to navigate higher education.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Holding Universities Accountable for Sexual Assault

Even as issues of campus sexual assault continue, rarely are universities and perpetrators of violence held accountable. Find out why this must change.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating Life on Día de los Muertos

Celebrate the lives of your loved ones with Día de los Muertos. Get tips on how to respectfully honor this traditional holiday with family and friends.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How to Honor and Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Understand the history and importance of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Discover ways to respectfully celebrate the holiday and spread the word.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Commemorating Lost Lives on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Learn about the history and purpose of International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQ+ Student Experiences at HBCUs

LGBTQ+ students shape the HBCU landscape. Dig into the experiences of LGBTQ+ students, and learn how to support inclusive practices at HBCUs.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Did You Choose an HBCU?

With over 100 HBCUs across the country, there are many options for students to choose. Learn why from current HBCU students.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Financial Planning is Necessary for HBCU Students

Student debt is a significant issue for HBCU students. Learn how to use HBCU Wall Street's tools and resources to combat financial challenges.

Cobretti D. Williams, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Advising and Supporting HBCU Students

There are many facets to advising and supporting college students. Learn from an expert how they approach advising HBCU students and set them up for success.

Cobretti D. Williams, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The College Athlete Experience at HBCUs

HBCUs have a rich athletic tradition. Learn more about the history and role of athletics at HBCUs and the challenges HBCU student-athletes face.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Is the Financial Future of HBCUs?

Do the latest trends in HBCU funding offer promise for the future? Learn more about the financial history and potential financial future of HBCUs.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Understanding Sexual Assault in LGBTQ+ Relationships

Sexual violence disproportionately affects the queer community. Read more to learn about the dating violence LGBTQ+ people face.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Students Want More from College Diversity Initiatives

College diversity initiatives are not satisfying many students. Learn what students want DEI to look like on campus and why it's important.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

What “Dear White People” Gets Right (and Wrong) About Social Justice

The critically acclaimed Netflix series "Dear White People" ended with a bang. Read more to explore how it portrayed race, privilege, and social justice.

Sydney Clark

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Diversity & Inclusion

How to Navigate College With ADHD

Learn about the unique challenges college students with ADHD face and strategies these students can use to succeed.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Experience of an AAPI Undocumented Student

Understanding the experiences of undocumented students can help improve their college journey. Read a first-hand account from an AAPI student to learn more.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Equity in Education Could Curb Racial and Ethnic Wage Gaps

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.

Jessica Bryant

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Title IX Impacts Women’s Equality in College Athletics

Explore the history of Title IX and how it has impacted equality for women in college athletics.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Students Are Eager to Get Involved in College Diversity Efforts

A new BestColleges survey finds that students are eager to get involved in campus DEI efforts, though they're not always sure how.

Jessica Bryant

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Diversity & Inclusion

HBCU Graduates: Where Are They Now?

There are many HBCU graduates who have developed fruitful careers after graduation. Learn how their experience at an HBCU impacted their journey.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Legacy and Culture of HBCU Marching Bands

Marching bands are an integral part of the student experience at HBCUs. Read on to learn more about their legacy and impact on HBCU culture.

Doug Allen, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Top Apparel Brands for HBCU Students

Discover top HBCU brands creating fashionable apparel for students, alumni, and supporters. Uplift HBCU alumni who founded these apparel brands.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Employers That Recruit HBCU Talent

Talented HBCU alumni are in high demand among leading national and international employers. Explore 10 of the top employers of HBCU students.

Megan Whitenton

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Diversity & Inclusion

The History of Student Activism at HBCUs

HBCU students have paved the way for student activism on campuses nationwide. Learn more about their impact and legacy.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Golden Door Scholarship Connects Undocumented Students to College

Undocumented undergraduates are eligible for full-ride scholarships to prestigious colleges. Applications for Golden Door now open through Oct. 10.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Debunking Common Myths About HBCUs

Learn about some myths associated with HBCUs and how these institutions are working to dismantle these stereotypes.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

The HBCU Homecoming Experience

Discover the history and culture behind HBCU homecoming and its significance to HBCU students and alumni.

Douglas L. Allen

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Diversity & Inclusion

Greek Life on HBCU Campuses

Learn about the history of fraternities and sororities at HBCUs and Greek life's importance to the Black community on campus.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Student Activists Care About Social Justice

Students are advocating for social justice on college campuses. Learn more about why these issues matter to student activists.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Students Want Action on Climate Change

Climate change is an urgent issue that impacts all of us. Learn what students are doing to push their campuses towards a positive, more sustainable future.

R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Women’s Representation Matters for Gender Equality

Despite inclusion efforts, disparities still exist for women in college. Learn why this matters for representation and gender equality.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Exploring the History of LGBTQ+ Centers on Campus

Learn about the history of LGBTQ+ centers and the central role they play in student development, leadership, and college activism.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Recognizing the Importance of Bisexuality Day

Learn about the significance of International Celebrate Bisexuality Day and how to show up and promote visibility for bisexual people.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Is a Hispanic-Serving Institution?

Learn about the history of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and why their designation is important to the success of Hispanic and Latino/a students.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Ways College Students Can Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to honor the history of Hispanic and Latino/a people. Learn five ways college students can celebrate.

Catherine Lafuente

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why Students Are Marching for Voting Rights

College students across the country are protesting for voting rights and social justice. Here's why and how you can get involved.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Top 10 Books for Undocumented Students

Discover the top 10 books written by, for, and about undocumented immigrants. Undocumented college students may find these books especially appealing.

Jesús Cisneros, Ph.D., Alonso Reyna Rivarola

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Diversity & Inclusion

How to Advise and Support Undocumented Students

Learn how student affairs professionals on campus approach advising and supporting undocumented student experiences.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Understanding Legal Resources for Undocumented Students

Learn from a legal expert about important tips and legal resources for undocumented students attending college.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Supporting Undocumented Students at HSIs

Learn from an expert about how Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) support the needs and educational success of Hispanic and Latino/a students.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Understanding the Mental Health Challenges of Undocumented Students

Explore mental health challenges for undocumented students and get tips to help manage stress, anxiety, and marginalization.

Jesús Cisneros, Ph.D., Alonso Reyna Rivarola

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Diversity & Inclusion

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and the Impact of Hyperdocumentation

Learn about the concept of hyperdocumentation and how undocumented students navigate belonging, worthiness, and intolerance in college.

Jesús Cisneros, Ph.D., Alonso Reyna Rivarola

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Reason Why HBCUs Are Canceling Student Debt

Discover why some HBCUs are canceling student debt and what other institutions can learn from HBCUs about college affordability.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Two Black DACA and Undocumented Students Navigate College

Black undocumented students experience unique challenges in attending college. Dive into the stories of two students' journeys through college.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Career Tips from DACA College Graduates

Gain valuable insight and practical career tips from DACA college graduates about how to succeed in graduate school and careers after college.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Advantage of Ethnic Studies Courses

Despite recent critiques of critical race theory, ethnic studies courses provide academic, social, and professional advantages to college students

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Effective Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching

The pandemic presents unique challenges to students. Teachers who employ these four culturally responsive teaching strategies can help students succeed.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Measuring the Political Attitudes of LGBTQ Students

Explore emerging data on the political attitudes and voting behaviors of LGBTQ college students and the social issues they care about most.

R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How to Access College Disability Services and Accommodations

One in five college students has a disability. Learn how students with disabilities can access disability services on campus.

Bernard Grant, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

International Students: Prepare to Study in the U.S. With This College Checklist

What should you bring to the U.S. before starting college? What should you leave behind? Get tips with our college checklist for international students.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Success Tips for First-Generation College Students

Being a first-generation college student can be challenging. Tap into these campus resources and academic tips to boost your chances for college success.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Transgender Students at Center of Title IX Debate

Transgender students face heightened risk of sexual assault and harassment on campus. Biden's team takes a contested shortcut to extend Title IX protection.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

The History and Impact of Women’s Colleges

Learn more about the history of women's colleges and their impact on women pursuing a quality college education.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Importance of Queer Studies

Learn about the history and interdisciplinary field of queer studies and why it is important for exploring gender, sexuality, and identity.

R.B. Brooks, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Laws That Changed Diversity in Higher Education

Learn about the important laws and policies that shaped the history and progress of diversity in higher education.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

A History of Exclusion for Students of Color

Higher education has a history of exclusionary policies and practices toward students of color that schools must address moving forward.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Colleges Can Support Trans Athletes

As institutions push biased measures to penalize trans youth, learn about different ways colleges can reaffirm their support for trans student-athletes.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Does It Mean to Be a BIPOC Student?

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.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Black Students Face Significant Student Loan Debt

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.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

How Anti-Trans Legislation Affects College Students

As states implement harmful anti-trans legislation, colleges must do all they can to support and advocate for trans college students.

T.J. Jourian, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Colleges, States Debate Value of Critical Race Theory

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.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth on Your College Campus

Juneteenth, our newest federal holiday, honors Black history. Discover five ways you can celebrate this important holiday in Black American culture.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How to Choose a College as an LGBTQ+ Student

Learn about the five factors to consider when choosing an LGBTQ+-friendly college, from campus support and advocacy programs to gender-inclusive facilities.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

9 Books by Asian Americans You Should Read in College

To better understand the history and contributions of Asian Americans, here are nine compelling books every college student should make time to read.

Kim-Ling Sun

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Diversity & Inclusion

What Are the Federal TRIO Programs?

Learn about the different federal TRIO programs that assist historically underrepresented students with preparing for and succeeding in college.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Latino/a College Student Enrollment Declines Amid Pandemic

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.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Achieving Diversity and Inclusion in College STEM

STEM fields are highly lucrative and in demand, but Black, brown, and female students face unique barriers to receiving a STEM education in college.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Raising Awareness of the Violence Against Women Act on Campus

Learn how the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) impacts college students and how students can raise awareness about violence on campus.

Kwynn Gonzalez-Pons

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Diversity & Inclusion

5 Tips for Students of Color Entering the Workforce

The future workforce will be increasingly diverse. Learn how students of color can prepare to enter the workforce — and handle challenges once there.

Nikki Carter

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Diversity & Inclusion

4 Ways to Advance Equity for Women in Higher Education

Universities can promote equity for women and combat gender discrimination in the workforce by holding workshops and highlighting women's accomplishments.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

4 Ways Colleges Can Promote Anti-Racism on Campus

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.

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Diversity & Inclusion

13 Barrier-Breaking Women in Higher Education

For centuries, higher education excluded women. These 13 trailblazers forged a path for women everywhere to earn college degrees, not to mention respect.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Biggest Barriers for Women in STEM

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.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

13 Trailblazing Women Who Redefined Medicine

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.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

11 Books by Black Authors You Should Read in College

College students of all backgrounds should read these 11 books by Black authors, from young adult fantasy novels to memoirs of social activists.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Why You Should Consider Attending an HBCU

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.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

The Role and Legacy of HBCUs in Higher Education

HBCUs were established to provide avenues to higher ed for Black Americans. Today, these schools continue to offer critical support and guidance.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

College Students Carry Bias Against Female Professors

Student evaluations show a bias against female professors, which hampers efforts to increase diversity among college faculty members.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Women Poised to Reap Benefits of Online Education

Female online students, who far outnumber their male peers, face more challenges than men in online education but continue to excel academically.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

Trump Disavows College Diversity Course Requirement

After several colleges made diversity coursework a graduation requirement, Trump now threatens to pull funding from schools teaching diversity and inclusion.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Creating Inclusive College Campuses for Black Men

Black male students face unique challenges at predominantly white colleges, including feelings of invisibility, microaggressions, and a dearth of Black faculty.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Colleges Add Diversity Reqs but Risk Losing Students of Color

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.

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Diversity & Inclusion

How to Tell Whether a College Supports Students of Color

Students of color continue to face racism and hate crimes on campus. Some colleges offer better support than others through special policies and groups.

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Diversity & Inclusion

A History of Affirmative Action in College Admissions

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.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Campus Diversity Improves Learning Outcomes for Everyone

More students of color are going to college, but graduation rates remain low. Many colleges fail to support and retain Black and Hispanic students.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Colleges Confront Racist Legacies by Changing Names, Removing Statues

Many students today are challenging racism in higher education by demanding colleges rename buildings and remove statues honoring racist historical figures.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

A History of Privilege in American Higher Education

American higher education today promotes learning for everyone, but in the past it exclusively benefited wealthy, white, male, Christian students.

Staff Writers

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Diversity & Inclusion

“Safezones” and the LGBTQ+ College Experience

Sam Wein discusses his transformative experience with the LGBTQ+ campus group "Safezones" as an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis.

Sam Wein

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Diversity & Inclusion

Students Demand Racial Justice and Equity On Campus

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.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Expert Q&A: The Effects of COVID-19 on Vulnerable LGBTQ+ Students

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.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Increasing Access for Underserved Students During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened challenges for underserved college student populations. One expert discusses the challenges these students face.

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Diversity & Inclusion

10 Women Who Pioneered the Tech Industry

From space flight to computer science, women have made outstanding contributions to the tech industry. Learn about 10 women who pioneered tech.

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