ERIC Number: ED062928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Black Student Attitudes Toward a Predominantly White University.
Sedlacek, William E.; And Others
This document presents the results of an attitudinal study using 635 black students at the University of Maryland. Results indicate that blacks strongly feel that the University should provide a telephone crisis service, a drug counseling service, contraceptive and abortion information, Student Advisory Boards, and a legal counseling service. They also feel that the University should recruit more black students, that they do not have ample authority to participate in policymaking, and proper channels are not available to express complaints. In addition, black students feel that faculty advisors and teaching faculty care more about students than do administrators. Blacks attend the University because it is conveniently located or because it offers the type of program desired. Only 5% indicated the high school counselor as a factor in college choice. It is suggested that more black students on campus is a partial but necessary step toward making the campus a more comfortable place for blacks. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Cultural Study Center.