How 5 Black Collegiates Feel About Their Predominately White Institutions in 2020

After the college visit, application and acceptance letter, what kind of experience can you look forward to as a Black student at a PWI?


This is an important question, so we sought out the answer from 5 current students attending predominately white institutions (PWI) across the U.S. This topic is especially important after we hosted our first panel discussion, Unplugged: The HBCU Experience: A Student Panel (you can watch the replay here.)


Our 5 students are studying at Duke University, Old Dominion University, Texas Christian University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Princeton University.


Many students have had to pivot during 2020 which has forced students to change how they execute their college search. With an emphasis on virtual engagement, many students have begun virtual tours, college fairs and watching university live streams on social media platforms.


In this conversation, we talked about academics, extracurriculars and career aspirations, as well as fitting in and being your authentic self. It was truly an insightful conversation and I highly recommend it for students of color weighing the pros and cons of HBCUs and PWIs.


Check out the replay below and look for the timestamps in the description to find exactly what you're looking for!


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Event Sponsors Thank you to our Unplugged: The HBCU Experience: A Student Panel Thrive sponsor, Hero Wellness