The Vermont Connection


In this study I explore the climate for students of color in the classroom setting at a university located in Northern New England. This research shines light on the experiences of six students of color. I conducted phenomenological interviews to reveal specifi c acts of racism, prejudice, and bias in the classroom. Throughout this study the themes developed are based on the students’ perceptions of climate. Additionally, this study implores institutions to validate the voices of students of color with one powerful institutional response.