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Polling the Campus Pulse of African American Students at a Predominantly White Institution: How Campus Culture Impacts Student Retention

Sat, April 18, 2:45 to 4:15pm, Hyatt, Floor: East Tower - Purple Level, Riverside West


With the retention rate of African American undergraduates declining at Valdosta State University, researchers sought to better understand students’ perceptions of the campus culture. This mixed method study details the experiences of African American students at a PWI to determine how campus culture with racial injustice may be impacting the retention African Americans.