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Black / African American Students

According to Drexel University statistics, in Fall of 2020 7% of undergraduate students and 11% of graduate students identify as Black or African American. Being a Black student at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) like Drexel University can come with challenges, including experiencing stereotypes, institutional racism and structural inequities. The historical Black and African American experience in America has and continues to be characterized by trauma and violence at significantly higher rates than for White identified people and impacts emotional and mental health of young adults. The Counseling Center recognizes that a person’s identity is composed of several different parts in addition to race, including gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, ethnicity and that there is considerable diversity within the Black community. We are committed to providing culturally responsive confidential care at no cost to our students. Click here to learn more about the services offered at the Counseling Center.

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