This guide is for students working on the Diversity Research Project.
Here you will find resources and information for the purpose in helping you conduct policy research for your Diversity Research Project. Take a look through the page to find access to case studies, articles, newspapers, and other helpful resources on campus, as well as tips on beginning the research process.
Think about your identity. Make a list of all the terms, words, and groups of people that make up that identity. For example, if you identify as a First Generation College student, you might be interested in cost of college or graduation rates of first generation college students.
Policy is a broad term to describe any set of principles, rules, regulations, or laws adopted by an organization, institution, or government body.
Begin with Congress.gov to search for recent legislative action on all current bills.
Search newspapers from the Newspaper Resources list for current events. You can do a simple search on a topic related to your identity plus "policy" or "legislation". Example: "Higher education policies" or "Student Loan Debt AND legislation".