GSEHD alumnus Dr. Blake Silver (master's, Higher Education Administration) published a book entitled, The Cost of Inclusion: How Student Conformity Leads to Inequality on College Campuses.
Young people are told that college is a place where they will “find themselves” by engaging with diversity and making friendships that will last a lifetime. This vision of an inclusive, diverse social experience is a fundamental part of the image colleges sell potential students. But what really happens when students arrive on campus and enter this new social world? The Cost of Inclusion delves into this rich moment to explore the ways students seek out a sense of belonging and the sacrifices they make to fit in.