ERIC Number: ED457761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Factors Influencing Underrepresented Minority Student Leadership on a Predominantly White Christian Campus.
Hill, Brandon D.
The factors influencing minority students to apply for or run for student leadership offices at a predominantly white Christian college were studied. Four African American and two Hispanic American students in leadership positions at the college were asked about the reasons they applied for the leadership position and support or obstacles they encountered. Their responses suggest that minority students will become involved in leadership opportunities that create a sense of belonging for themselves and others, build a caring and accepting community, and foster deep intimate relationships. The findings also indicate that even on campuses where there are no negative factors, encouragement of minority students to become involved in student leadership is necessary to counteract the phenomenon of the neutral environment. An eight-step action plan is presented to help recruit minority students for leadership positions. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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