Microaggressions on Campus: An Examination of Student Perceptions

Authors

  • Kirsten L. Witherup York College of Pennsylvania
  • P.J. Verrecchia York College of Pennsylvania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-4409.2019.08.10

Keywords:

Microaggressions, School Climate, Campus Diversity, School Safety.

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.

Downloads

Published

2019-08-26

How to Cite

Witherup, K. L., & Verrecchia, P. (2019). Microaggressions on Campus: An Examination of Student Perceptions. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology, 8, 91–99. https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-4409.2019.08.10

Issue

Section

Articles