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Counseling Center

Students of Color


College students can struggle with adjustment, depression, anxiety, academic and career concerns, and relationship, financial, social, identity and familial stressors. Students of color may also face the following:

  • Adjustment to the racial or ethnic climate of campus
  • Anxiety and fears related to racial identity
  • Feeling singled out
  • Feeling invisible
  • Trouble finding a community on campus
  • Struggle to balance familial, cultural and other expectations
  • Feeling like you are straddling two worlds and/or feeling like you are on the outside looking in
  • Racism, discrimination, harassment, or marginalization
  • Microaggressions
  • Balancing and integrating multiple identities

The Counseling Center is committed to providing culturally and racially affirmative therapy by respecting and seeking to understand every student’s cultural and racial history, experiences and values.

Tips for Academic and Personal Success and Connecting to Others


Some Pace University Resources

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Racial Trauma and Self Care Resources

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Resources for Asian American Students

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Resources for African or Black American Students

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Resources for Latino Students

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How to be an Ally

  • Listen
  • Learn about different cultural and racial backgrounds
  • Educate yourself about the history of systemic racism
  • Become socially active (see resources below)
  • Have difficult and possibly uncomfortable conversations about race
  • Acknowledge when you have offended or hurt someone or made a mistake
  • Speak up when groups are targeted with unjust treatment, comments or jokes
  • Make friends with someone who is different from you
  • Become aware of your own prejudices
  • Support organizations and events dedicated to fighting racial oppression and supporting communities of color

Books

Other Resources

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