ERIC Number: ED293615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Residence Hall Systems at Community and Junior Colleges.
Summers, Phillip M.; Budig, Jeanne E.
A national survey of two-year colleges with residence hall programs was conducted to determine the size and scope of the programs; the availability of specialized housing; programs and services available within the housing system; the existence of policies on room assignments, fire and safety, damage and vandalism, security, discipline, room searches, drug/alcohol use, etc.; priorities and concerns unique to two-year college residence programs; and plans and anticipated challenges. Questionnaires were sent to the Chief Executive Officers of the 244 institutions with current residence hall systems. Study findings, based on responses from 77 public and 27 private two-year colleges (a 46.7% response rate) included the following: (1) most public institutions with residence halls were found in the South and in states with relatively low population concentration per square mile; (2) the housing systems tended to be small, with 80% of the colleges having less than 500 beds; (3) 92.2% of the housing systems did their own maintenance/custodial services in-house, but only 41% utilized in-house food services; (4) co-ed housing was available on 39 campuses; (5) 38 colleges had special housing for athletes, 17 for married students, 12 for international students, and 4 had institutionally sponsored sororities and fraternities; (6) 70 campuses had conference housing during the summer; (7) study lounges were available in 72 housing facilities, 36 had tutoring available, 17 had computer terminals, and 2 offered credit classes within the facility; and (8) alcohol and drug use, eating disorders, and wellness or fitness programs emerged as major concerns. A list of colleges willing to share residence hall policy statements is included. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (68th, Las Vegas, NV, April 24-27, 1988).