Microaggressions on Campus: An Examination of Student Perceptions

Kirsten L. Witherup, P.J. Verrecchia

Abstract


Creating and maintaining a positive school climate is paramount for student well-being. Microaggressions, or subtle forms of prejudice, in the classroom setting can present a barrier to cultivating such a climate and contribute to a host of negative consequences for impacted students. This study explores student perceptions of the prevalence and types of microaggressions at a private, liberal arts college in South-Central Pennsylvania. Data from student surveys will be examined to develop a better understanding of this topic and generate discussions about maintaining a positive and inclusive school climate that welcomes diversity.

Keywords


Microaggressions, School Climate, Campus Diversity, School Safety.

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ISSN: 1929-4409