Mas Latinos! increasing diversity on Ball State's campus : generating new recruitment and retention strategies for Latino students through focus groups and interviews : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Abstract This thesis explores the phenomenon ofHispanic under-education in the United States and the place of social justice in the American public education system. More specifically, this project gives those most qualified to speak on the subject matter-Latino youth-an opportunity to be heard. Undergraduate students from Ball State University were recruited to attend their choice of three focus groups in which the state of diversity on campus, reasons for Hispanic under-education, and ideas for new campus programming to recruit and retain Latino students were discussed. The researcher hopes the results of this study will increase Latino student enrollment at Ball State University and will be a resource to institutions ofhigher-education working to combat Hispanic under-education nation wide.