Term of Award

Winter 2000

Degree Name

Master of Education

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)


Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

Committee Chair

Dale Grant

Committee Member 1

Stephen Jenkins

Committee Member 2

Leon Spencer

Committee Member 3

Randy Gunter


The climates of many colleges and universities are changing to accommodate the needs of the millennium student. For African American students who enroll in predominantly white institutions, the need for programming to alleviate the concerns of non majority students is still a factor in leading students to greater rates of retention. Peer mentoring programs are coordinated to assist in student adjustment to campus as well as the establishment of connections with their campus. Student organizations have also been key in helping students become comfortable within their new environments. For the Minority Advisement Program(MAP), at a Southeastern University, student participants show evidence of belonging to the millennium generation and also show signs of high levels of involvement. The types of organizations that student participants of MAP are engaging in are special interest groups and those that focus on leadership development. The information provided within this body of research, indicates that students are generally interested in becoming involved in areas that promote positive student development.


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