Date of Award

Spring 2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs

Committee Chairperson

Jason Wozniak, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Jacqueline S. Hodes, Ed.D


This thesis will address the racial attitudes on predominately white college campuses that have a negative effect on Black students. More specifically, I will be shining light on not only the need for action within higher education, but how these racial attitudes effect Black students in general society. I propose a program intervention, “Education in Color,” that challenges faculty/staff to step out of their comfort zone and draw a closer connection to Black student at their institution. “Education in Color” is a program intervention that aims to bring a better understanding to faculty/staff about the experiences and difficulties to plague so many Black students today. An effective leader of this position will be someone who is not afraid to see racism as a large systematic oppression, and also willing to act for change. This is an important topic because racism is powerful and visible, and so are the effects. It does not just affect students of color, but the university as a whole