In Search of the True Meaning of Diversity on Campuses

The Chronicle asked two minority students to write about their perspectives on diversity after taking part in exchange programs at colleges radically different from their own. Maya Dean, a Mount Holyoke senior, below writes about her semester at Spelman College, and Britney Payton, a Spelman senior, discusses her semester at Wellesley College.

When it comes to institutions of higher education, sometimes diversity seems like just a few numbers on a sheet of paper. During my last two