The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the experiences of marginalized statistical minority student’s ability to be successful at a rural Predominately White Institution in the United States. The experiences were examined from three contexts, (1) access, (2) retention, and (3) campus climate. Social Justice and its impact on retention were explored using a qualitative approach. Afrocentrism and Critical Pedagogy was used as guiding theoretical frameworks.
Keywords: Social justice, retention, marginalized student, African American, Native American, Hispanic, Latinx