Race Relations on the Campus of Eastern Kentucky University

A survey of students and faculty at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond found widespread support for campus diversity efforts. Ninety-five percent of all faculty members stated that they thought the campus was receptive of racial minorities. Only 77 percent of the student body agrees that race relations on campus are good.

The survey also found that 23 percent of the faculty and 18 percent of the students reported that they had seen racial discrimination or harassment on campus. Five percent of the faculty and 8 percent of the students said that they had personally been the victims of racial harassment or discrimination.

Blacks make up 5 percent of the student body at Eastern Kentucky University.