2nd Edition

Multiculturalism on Campus Theory, Models, and Practices for Understanding Diversity and Creating Inclusion

    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    The first edition of this book constituted a comprehensive resource for students of higher education, faculty, higher education administrators and student affairs leaders engaging with multiculturalism and diverse populations on college campuses. It was one of the first texts to gather in a single volume the related theories, assessment methods, and environmental and application issues pertinent to the study and practice of multiculturalism, while also offering approaches to enhancing multicultural programming and culturally diverse campus environments. This second edition retains the structure and vision of the first, introducing readers to the key theories and models for understanding the complexity of the students they serve, and for reflecting on their own values and motivations. It provides an array of case studies, discussion questions, examples of best practice, and recommendations about resources for use in the classroom. This edition includes a new chapter on intersectionality, updates several chapters, presents a number of new cultural frameworks and updated best practices for creating an inclusive environment for marginalized groups, and expands the third section of the book on cultural competent practice.

    Introduction-Michael J. Cuyjet Part One. Awareness of Cultural Issues 1. Understanding Multiculturalism and Multicultural Competence Among College Students-Mary F. Howard-Hamilton, Michael J. Cuyjet, and Diane L. Cooper 2. Oppression and Its Effect on College Student Identity Development-Mary F. Howard-Hamilton and Kandace G. Hinton 3. Environmental Influences on College Culture-Michael J. Cuyjet and Jason L. Meriwether 4. An Intersectional Approach to Supporting College Students-Chris Linder Part Two. Information on Cultural Populations 5. Latinx College Students-Susana Hernández and Anna M. Ortiz 6. Asian American and Pacific Islander Students-Julie J. Park and OiYan A. Poon 7. African American College Students-Bettina C. Shuford and Lamont A. Flowers 8. Native American College Students-LeManuel Bitsóí (Navajo. 9. Biracial and Multiracial College Students-Kristen A. Renn and Marc P. Johnston-Guerrero 10. Working With White College Students to Understand and Navigate White Racial Identities -Chris Linder 11. International College Students-Sevan G. Terzian and Leigh Ann Osborne 12. Men and Women College Students-Merrily S. Dunn and Philip D. Badaszewski 13. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students-Dena R. Kniess, Tony W. Cawthon, and Kristin M. Walker 14. Adult College Students- Fiona J. D. MacKinnon and Rosiline D. Floyd 15. College Students With Disabilities-Martha E. Wisbey and Karen S. Kalivoda 16. Religious and Spiritual Diversity Among College Students-Laura A. Dean and Darris R. Means Section Three. Criticial Consciousness of Cultural Competence 17. From Cultural Competence to Critical Consciousness. Creating Inclusive Campus Environments-Chris Linder and Diane L. Cooper Contributors Index


    Michael J. Cuyjet is a Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville, where he has been teaching and mentoring students in the College Student Personnel program since 1993. Prior to that, he served more than 20 years as a student affairs practitioner and an affiliate/adjunct assistant professor at Northern Illinois University and at the University of Maryland - College Park. During his 17 years at UofL he has also served as Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Acting Associate Provost for Student Life and Development. His research areas include underrepresented college student populations and competencies of student affairs new professionals. He is the editor and one of the authors of the 2006 book, African American Men in College, and a coauthor of the 2002 book, How Minority Students Experience College. He has edited two other books, including the 1997 publication, Helping African American Men Succeed in College; published more than twenty other journal articles or book chapters; and has made more than 100 presentations at national and regional conferences. Diane L. Cooper is a Professor of College Student Affairs Administration in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at The University of Georgia. She served for eight years as a student affairs practitioner at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro before joining the faculty in Student Development at Appalachian State University from 1992-1995. Dr. Cooper served for 6 years as the Editor for the College Student Affairs Journal and on the editorial board for the Journal of College Student Development. She is the co-author of several books including Identity development of diverse populations: Implications for teaching and practice in higher education and Learning through supervised practice in student affairs. Her research interests are in multiple identity development, program design and assessment, legal and ethical issues

    “The second edition sets out, successfully, to give ‘greater voice to students who are not part of the dominant cultures’. The format includes clear and succinct case studies that assist in revealing the experiences of each group of these students on college campuses. Authors include discussion questions at the end of their essays to assist in processing the material and to move the conversation forward.

    Arranged into three perspectival parts with substantive essays addressing ‘Awareness of Cultural Issues,’ ‘Information on Cultural Populations,’ and ‘Critical Consciousness of Cultural Competence,’ the book itself is a model of diversity and inclusion insofar as each essay can be understood as a roadmap for those who are just beginning to engage with the topic of multiculturalism on college campuses or it can serve to enrich and affirm the understandings of those who have been working in the area of student development and multiculturalism.”

    Reflective Teaching

    “This volume takes an intersectional approach to college student development by providing a thorough overview of the frameworks, applications, and assessments of multiculturalism. Across their chapters, the authors focus on student development. The bulk of their content is dedicated to racial and ethnic identity development. While a wide variety of student groups are discussed, the editors make a concerted effort to unify the distinct chapters by identifying similarities in different multicultural theories and the shared experiences of various groups of learners. Ultimately, because the book is so application-oriented (e.g., the chapters include resources like case studies, discussion questions, and implementation suggestions), it is particularly useful for student affairs professionals and practitioners.

    The editors and chapter authors do an excellent job of setting up the theoretical foundations of student development models by defining intersectionality, multiculturalism, and multicultural identity. Multiculturalism on Campus is an especially useful resource for practitioners in these challenging times as higher education institutions continue to wrestle with creating inclusive and affirming campus environments for their increasingly diverse student bodies.”

    Teachers College Record

    "This book advances our ability as educators to create inclusive campus communities by first providing information about critical issues and developmental processes for key college student populations, and then providing case studies and discussion questions. The focus on developing critical consciousness is especially powerful as it moves the conversation on diversity beyond mere inclusion to a more substantive dialogue on social justice, action, and identifying and challenging systemic privilege and racism on our college campuses."

    Ebelia Hernández, Chancellor's Scholar - Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

    Rutgers University

    "In two words: impressively comprehensive. New professionals and seasoned administrators alike will find much that is useful in the second edition of this book. The editors have again assembled a dynamic constellation of scholars who offer rich insights into the texture and substance of multiculturalism on contemporary college campuses. Anyone who aspires to become a more culturally competent and responsive educator should read this text.”

    Shaun R. Harper, Professor and Executive Director

    University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education


    “This is an excellent resourceful book that faculty and administrators can use to enhance multiculturalism on college campuses."

    Journal of College Student Development

    "In two words: impressively comprehensive. New professionals and seasoned administrators alike will find much that is useful in this book. The editors have assembled a dynamic constellation of scholars who offer rich insights into the texture and substance of multiculturalism on contemporary college campuses. Anyone who aspires to become a more culturally competent and responsive educator should read this text."

    Shaun R. Harper, Graduate School of Education, Africana Studies and Gender Studies, University of Pennsylvania

    "Multiculturalism on Campus is a tour de force. In this single volume noted scholars have created an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate students; a teaching tool for faculty; and, a comprehensive resource for all who strive for multiculturalism and social justice on college campuses."

    Paul Shang, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, University of Oregon, Past President, ACPA-College Student Educators International