The Impact of Campus Climate on Muslim Student College Experiences
Since the events of 9/11 and the subsequent War on Terror, Muslims in the United States have been under increased scrutiny and have been the recipients of increased hostility, bias, and Islamophobia, which makes the need to better understand Muslim students’ college experiences even more vital for higher education administrators. This study examined the experiences of undergraduate Muslim students and how they were impacted by the campus diversity climate compared with their Jewish and Christian counterparts. This quantitative study used the campus racial climate framework and the input-environment-outcome (I-E-O) model as the theoretical framework. The findings revealed that (a) regardless of religious identity and student involvement, perceptions of campus diversity climate had a statistically significant and positive impact on the overall college experience of students; (b) Jewish students had a higher level of satisfaction with their overall college experience, but this difference was relatively small; (c) Jewish students were more likely than Muslim and Christian students to report a higher level of satisfaction with their overall college experience when they were more actively involved on campus; and (d) the overall GPA of Christian students was higher than that of Muslim or Jewish students when they had a higher level of positive perceptions of campus diversity climate.
Higher education|Educational sociology
Shaikh, Usama Mohammad, "The Impact of Campus Climate on Muslim Student College Experiences" (2022). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI28775423.