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ERIC Number: ED082629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-25
Pages: 8
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Analysis of Students Committing Major Discipline Offenses During the 10-Year Period 1963-1973 by State of Residence.
Fidler, Paul P.; And Others
This analysis of major discipline offenses committed at the University of South Carolina during the 10-year period 1963-73 is examined by state of residency. The sample consists of the 346 students who appeared before the University Discipline Committee for major offenses and were not adjudged innocent. Results indicate: (1) out-of-state students have continued to commit major offenses in greater numbers than would be expected based on the percentage of these students in the total male undergraduate population; (2) out-of-state students from the Middle Altantic States committed a greater number of major discipline offenses than those from the Southern states based on the relative percentage of all undergraduate male students enrolled at U.S.C. from these regions; (3) over half of both out-of-state and in-state offenders were freshmen; and (4) out-of-state offenders graduated almost twice as often in the lower half of their high school class as compared to their in-state counterparts. Recommendations suggest: (1) admission policies relating to out-of-state male students should be periodically reviewed; (2) the incidence of major discipline offenses by out-of-state students should be a matter of continued observation; and (3) state of residence should be considered a research variable in other student studies. (Author/MJM)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Div. of Student Affairs.