Diversity Education at Land-Grant Universities from the Perspective of a Female Student of Color

  • Olivia A. Peña University of Vermont
Keywords: Barriers, Diversity, Education, Extension, Land-Grant Universities, People Of Color, Race, Requirements, Students

Abstract

As a land-grant university student, in order to graduate I must fulfill the requirement of a two-part diversity course. In reflecting on my own experience and growth from taking these classes as a female student of color, I examined my involvement within the agrifood system. I assert the need for diversity education and training in land-grant universities. Finally, I state the necessity for increased practices and strategies for land grants and extension departments to recruit and retain more diverse students, staff, and faculty.

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Author Biography

Olivia A. Peña, University of Vermont
Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Terrill Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405 USA; +1-802-656-2070.
Published
2015-08-28
How to Cite
Peña, O. A. (2015). Diversity Education at Land-Grant Universities from the Perspective of a Female Student of Color. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 5(4), 121-124. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2015.054.020