Maximizing Human Potential
Informed Consent Form

You are invited to participate in the exploration of the African American female college student experience. We hope to learn what attributes lead to academic success. The study is being conducted by S. Rasheem of Morgan State University. You were selected as a possible participant in this study because you expressed a willingness to participate and fit the criteria of student status, race and gender.

If you decide to participate, we will ask if you prefer to be interviewed in person or by phone. The interview will last approximately one hour, followed by a short demographic survey which takes approximately 5 minutes. Your participation in this study will serve to inform researchers and practitioners on the best practices when mentoring African-American female college students.

Your decision whether or not to participate will not prejudice your future relation with Morgan State University. If you decide to participate, you are free to discontinue participation at any time without prejudice.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have any additional questions later about the study, please contact S. Rasheem at, who will be happy to answer them. You may also reach the faculty advisor Dr. Halaevalu Vakalahi at 443.885.3437. If you have further administrative questions, you may contact the MSU IRB Administrator, Dr. Edet Isuk, at 443-885-3447.

Feel free to print and keep a copy for yourself.

You are making a decision whether or not to participate. Selecting "Yes" indicates that you have read the information provided above and have decided to participate.  You may withdraw at any time without penalty or loss of any benefits to which you may be entitled after signing this form should you choose to discontinue participation in this study.

Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can be identified with you will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission.

Do you agree to the above terms? By clicking Yes, you consent that you are willing to answer the questions in this survey
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