African American Student Organizations As Agents of Social Integration

  title={African American Student Organizations As Agents of Social Integration},
  author={Douglas A. Guiffrida},
  journal={Journal of College Student Development},
  pages={304 - 319}
In this qualitative study, 88 African American undergraduates were interviewed to understand the role of African American student organizations in facilitating social integration at a predominantly White institution. The conditions under which participation in these organizations aided students' social integration are presented. Results largely support Tinto's (1993) theory of student departure but indicate limitations of the theory when applying it to African Americans from predominantly White… 

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