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ERIC Number: EJ1158253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Muslims on Campus: College-Bound Students, Schools Contend with Rising Intolerance
Stegmeir, Mary
Journal of College Admission, n237 p34-39 Fall 2017
Hate crimes and incidents of bias against US Muslims have soared to their highest levels since the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, according to data collected by the FBI and other organizations. As Muslim youth search for a sense of security, counselors on both sides of the desk are called to ensure their institutions remain safe and welcoming for all students. This article details 5 things colleges should remember if they are looking to recruit more Muslim students to their campus: (1) America's Muslim population is racially and ethnically diverse; (2) Parents play a crucial role in college discussions; (3) Little gestures go a long way; (4) Good information can help families make good decisions; and (5) Statements of support make a difference. Battling stereotypes, and confronting hate are topics that are also discussed.
National Association for College Admission Counseling. 1631 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2818. Tel: 800-822-6285; Tel: 703-836-2222; Fax: 703-836-8015; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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