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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Resources about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Higher Ed and within the classroom

Mega resources about anti-racism and anti-racist organizations

Scholarly articles on DEI and Higher Education

Dr. Tema Okun and Dr. Krista Robinson-Lyles of Teach.Equity.Now recommended this article during their visits to Wofford.  


Guiffrida, D. A., Kiyama, J. M., Waterman, S., & Museus, S. D. (2012). Moving from individual to collective 

     cultures to serve students of color  In S. D. Museus & U. M. Jayakumar    (Eds.). Creating campus 

     cultures: Fostering success among racially diverse student populations (pp. 68-87). New York: 


  • This article provides insight of how campus cultures best serve racially diverse student populations through cultivating values and beliefs focused on “including, validating, and creating equitable outcomes among diverse undergraduate students”. 

Killpack, Tess L, and Laverne C Melón. “Toward Inclusive STEM Classrooms: What Personal Role Do

     Faculty Play?.” CBE life sciences education vol. 15,3 (2016): es3. doi:10.1187/cbe.16-01-00

  • This article examines the personal role that faculty play in the creation of diverse classrooms specially in regard to STEM fields. 

Museus, S. D. (2008). Focusing on institutional fabric: Using campus culture assessments to enhance

     cross-cultural engagement. In S.R. Harper (Ed.), Creating inclusive environments for cross-cultural

     learning and engagement in higher education (pp. 205-234). Washington, DC: National Association of

     Student Personnel Administrators.  

  • This article explores the need for new tools and measurements of success among diverse college students as well as outlines and critiques Tinto’s Theory of College Student Success. 

Museus, S. D. (2008). Understanding the role of ethnic student organizations in facilitating cultural

     adjustment and membership among African American and Asian American college students. Journal of

     College Student Development, 59(6), 568-586.

  • This article elaborates on the idea that low graduation rates among minority students stem from student’s inability to feel connected to campus culture.

Museus, S. D. (2010). Delineating the ways that targeted support programs facilitate minority students’

     access to social networks and development of social capital in collegeEnrollment Management

     Journal, 4(3), 10-41.

  • This article is a qualitative study of campus support groups influence on college success of racial/ethnic minority students. 

Museus, S. D. (2011). Generating Ethnic Minority Success (GEMS): A collective-cross case analysis of

     high-performing colleges. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 4(3), 147-162. 

  • This article strives to identify and analyze the institutional factors that contribute   to college student success among racially diverse groups of students. 

Museus, S. D. (2014). The Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Model: A new theory of

     college success among racially diverse student populations.In M. B. Paulsen (Ed.), Higher Education:

     Handbook of Theory and Research (Vol. 29, pp. 189-227). New York: Springer. 

  • The author proposes a new theory of college success among racially diverse student population called Culturally Engaging Campus Environments and compares different frameworks of success from different diverse communities.

Museus, S. D., & Neville, K. (2012. Delineating the ways that key institutional agents provide racial

               minority students with access to social capital in college. Journal of College Student Development,

     53(3), 436-452. 

  • This article focuses on “institutional agents who can and do facilitate racial minority student success by providing them with access to social capital in college.

Museus, S. D., & Ravello, J. N. (2010).  Characteristics of academic advising that contribute to racial and

     ethnic minority student success at predominantly White institutions. NACADA Journal, 30(1), 47-58. 

  • This study explores the role of academic advisors of helping minority students reach successes at White institutions.

Museus, S. D., & Quaye, S. J. (2009). Toward an intercultural perspective of racial and ethnic minority

     college student persistence. The Review of Higher Education, 33(1), 67-94. 

  • Six of every ten black/Latinx students who begin higher education will fail to achieve a bachelor’s degree in six years which result in negative consequences for the individual. This article explores this statistics and its implications. ​

Books about racism in Higher Education

Ahmed, S. (2012). On being included: Racism and diversity in institutional life. Durham, NC: Duke 

      University Press.

  • “Sara Ahmed offers an account of the diversity world based on interviews with diversity practitioners in higher education, as well as her own experience of doing diversity work.”- Summary on

Jayakumar, U. M., & Museus, S. D. (2012). Mapping the intersection of campus cultures and equitable

     outcomes among racially diverse student populations In S. D. Museus & U. M Jayakumar (Eds.).

     Creating campus cultures: Fostering success among racially diverse student populations (pp. 1-27).

     New York: Routledge. 

  • There is a need for colleges to engage in self-reflection of their ability to best serve racially diverse student populations. This book provides insight on how college campuses can “shape the experiences and outcomes of their racially diverse student populations”. Also, this book addresses institutional obstacles that hinder colleges from meeting the needs of diverse populations.

Mack, K. M., Winter, K., & Soto, M. (2019). Culturally responsive strategies for reforming Stem higher

     education: turning the Tides on inequity. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

  • It is projected that by the end of the decade the US economy will create thousands of new jobs in the STEM field. This book seeks to address the need for higher education in the STEM field to implement culturally responsive teaching methods in the STEM departments.

Museus, S. D., & Liverman, D. (2010)Analyzing high-performing institutions: Implications for studying

     minority students in STEM. In, S. R. Harper, C. Newman, & S. Gary (Eds.), Students of color in STEM:

     Engineering a new research agenda: New Directions for Institutional Research (no. 148, 17-27). San

     Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

  • This book inquires upon how to actively involve minority students in the study of STEM.

Smith, D. G. (2015). Diversity’s promise for higher education. Place of publication not identified: Johns

     Hopkins Univ Press.

  • Smith attests to the evolution of diversity on college campuses in relation to the modern university experience.  

Other links to articles related to DEI and Higher Ed


Books related to racism (also see the list within the mega resources at the top of the page)

Bonilla-Silva, E. (2018 ).  Racism without racists: Color-blinded racism and the persistence of racial inequality in  America.        

Coates, T.-N. (2017). Between the world and me. Ditzingen: Reclam, Philipp.

  • Coates offers an alternate understanding our nation’s history and current crisis concerning racism

DiAngelo, R. J. (2019). White fragility: why its so hard for white people to talk about racism. London: Allen


  • This book examines why it is so hard for white people to talk about racism