Event Title

Cultural Knowledge within the Student Population at Winthrop University

Poster Number

098

Faculty Mentor

Jessica Yang, Ph.D.

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Social Work

Location

Richardson Ballroom – DiGiorgio Campus Center

Start Date

12-4-2019 2:15 PM

End Date

April 2019

Description

As we grow as a society, the more aware others become of the existence and possible discrimination against other cultures and people groups, even at institutions that try to embrace diversity on their properties. This can unintentionally lead to other voices being quieted simply because their numbers are not as high, but it does not mean those voices are less worthy of being heard. That unintended discrimination raises the possible question of how much does Winthrop’s student population know about the different cultural groups that are present; or, do they know of them at all? Answers were sought through a survey which asks demographics, includes a self-assessment on cultural knowledge, and the accuracy, or lack thereof, of stereotypes. These were then analyzed to see where the university is culturally knowledgeable, as well as where it may lack cultural knowledge, and how Winthrop can engage with all diversity groups present on campus.

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Cultural Knowledge within the Student Population at Winthrop University

Richardson Ballroom – DiGiorgio Campus Center

As we grow as a society, the more aware others become of the existence and possible discrimination against other cultures and people groups, even at institutions that try to embrace diversity on their properties. This can unintentionally lead to other voices being quieted simply because their numbers are not as high, but it does not mean those voices are less worthy of being heard. That unintended discrimination raises the possible question of how much does Winthrop’s student population know about the different cultural groups that are present; or, do they know of them at all? Answers were sought through a survey which asks demographics, includes a self-assessment on cultural knowledge, and the accuracy, or lack thereof, of stereotypes. These were then analyzed to see where the university is culturally knowledgeable, as well as where it may lack cultural knowledge, and how Winthrop can engage with all diversity groups present on campus.