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There's been a rise in women in education over the last 40 years, but during the same period, men have increasingly dropped out or avoided enrolling entirely. Discover top books for trans and nonbinary students written by trans authors, and learn more about diverse experiences of gender identity. As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, learn the true origins of Thanksgiving and how our modern understandings of the holiday really began. Learn about underrepresentation in STEM. Find out how schools can better support Hispanic students in their pursuit of STEM careers. Enrollment at tribal colleges and universities is growing. Learn about tribal colleges and their impact on higher education and tribal communities. Supporting student veterans first means understanding their diverse experiences. Find out what drives student veterans to academic success. Learn how the multiracial population is growing and how schools can better support students who have a multiracial identity. The college completion gap for Latino students is a complex issue that has systemic roots. Read more about the impact of this phenomenon. Learn what it means to be neurodivergent. Discover strategies neurodivergent college students can use to navigate higher education. Even as issues of campus sexual assault continue, rarely are universities and perpetrators of violence held accountable. Find out why this must change. 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. Understand the history and importance of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Discover ways to respectfully celebrate the holiday and spread the word. Learn about the history and purpose of International Transgender Day of Remembrance. LGBTQ+ students shape the HBCU landscape. Dig into the experiences of LGBTQ+ students, and learn how to support inclusive practices at HBCUs. Title IX protects students from sex discrimination on campus. Learn about the history of Title IX, what the law prohibits, and how it impacts sports. With over 100 HBCUs across the country, there are many options for students to choose. Learn why from current 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. 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. HBCUs have a rich athletic tradition. Learn more about the history and role of athletics at HBCUs and the challenges HBCU student-athletes face. Do the latest trends in HBCU funding offer promise for the future? Learn more about the financial history and potential financial future of HBCUs. Sexual violence disproportionately affects the queer community. Read more to learn about the dating violence LGBTQ+ people face. College diversity initiatives are not satisfying many students. Learn what students want DEI to look like on campus and why it's important. Black students face challenges at college. But with the right resources, they can thrive — find out more by reading this Black student college guide. The critically acclaimed Netflix series "Dear White People" ended with a bang. Read more to explore how it portrayed race, privilege, and social justice. Learn about the unique challenges college students with ADHD face and strategies these students can use to succeed. When it comes to race and status, AAPI undocumented students encounter many challenges. Read this interview to learn more about their experiences. 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. Explore the history of Title IX and how it has impacted equality for women in college athletics. A new BestColleges survey finds that students are eager to get involved in campus DEI efforts, though they're not always sure how. New state laws have an impact on students' access to abortions. Learn how students can advocate for reproductive justice on campus. There are many HBCU graduates who have developed fruitful careers after graduation. Learn how their experience at an HBCU impacted their journey. 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. Discover top HBCU brands creating fashionable apparel for students, alumni, and supporters. Uplift HBCU alumni who founded these apparel brands. Talented HBCU alumni are in high demand among leading national and international employers. Explore 10 of the top employers of HBCU students. HBCU students have paved the way for student activism on campuses nationwide. Learn more about their impact and legacy. Undocumented undergraduates are eligible for full-ride scholarships to prestigious colleges. Applications for Golden Door now open through Oct. 10. Learn about some myths associated with HBCUs and how these institutions are working to dismantle these stereotypes. Discover the history and culture behind HBCU homecoming and its significance to HBCU students and alumni. Learn about the history of fraternities and sororities at HBCUs and Greek life's importance to the Black community on campus. This article covers employment resources for individuals with disabilities and what college students with disabilities can do to prepare for the workforce. Students are advocating for social justice on college campuses. Learn more about why these issues matter to student activists. 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. Despite inclusion efforts, disparities still exist for women in college. Learn why this matters for representation and gender equality. Learn about the history of LGBTQ+ centers and the central role they play in student development, leadership, and college activism. Learn about the significance of International Celebrate Bisexuality Day and how to show up and promote visibility for bisexual people. 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. 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. 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 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. 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.