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ERIC Number: EJ832959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1559-243X
Away from the Margins: Peer Counselors and Students of Color
Heiselt, April K.; White, E. Maria
Perspectives in Peer Programs, v21 n1 p21-26 Spr 2008
This article discusses how students of color on predominantly White campuses exhibit symptoms of racial battle fatigue as they are in daily contact with daily racial microaggressions on campus; often these symptoms can lead to low retention rates. Using the Peer Counseling program at Mississippi State University's Holmes Cultural Diversity Center as a case study, this article highlights the creation of the peer counseling program and how peer counselors assist students of color in combating feelings of exhaustion, depression, and stress as the counselors work to create relationships that increase student retention and build connections to the institution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi