Date Approved

2-9-2004

Embargo Period

4-24-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Monahan, Thomas

Subject(s)

African American college students--Social conditions; African American women--Education (Higher)

Disciplines

Higher Education and Teaching

Abstract

The purposes of this study were to (a) compare the academic and social support services provided to regularly admitted African American females with specially admitted African American females all of whom attend a predominantly white institution, and (b) determine how responsive the predominantly white institution is to the academic and social needs of African American females. The academic and social support for both groups was similar with higher utilization and satisfaction of services among the specially admitted. However, the institution did not prove to be responsive to African American females in many of the social aspects. The results showed that the participants deemed most of the services significant but frequency of use and satisfaction were not prevalent. Implications as to how the predominantly white institution can be more responsive to African American females are discussed.

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