Whenever Viola Irvin put on American University her senior year of twelfth grade, she knew it was a predominately white university, nonetheless it ended up being more diverse than a number of the other schools she was considering and earnestly advertised its big worldwide populace.
Nevertheless, when she went to a “multicultural overnight” sponsored because of the workplace of Multicultural Affairs, geared towards attracting minority pupils, she said that a number of the present pupils offered the potential students sticking to them a perception that is negative of campus when it comes to diversity.
AU has found itself in a situation that is paradoxical. A more selective admissions process, rising costs and changing political and economic environments have resulted in a decline in the number of international and domestic minority students while the school has earned praise and accolades for actively seeking to build a diverse “global” community as part of its mission statement. (more…)