ERIC Number: ED316148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct-18
Reference Count: N/A
Family Housing and Services.
Murphy-Chadwick, Nancy; And Others
Recognizing the need for a strong family housing program to support a student body composed of many nontraditional students, Texas Woman's University converted a traditional residence hall into a family housing unit with an after-school and summer recreation program. The majority of residents in family housing are single mothers with children who juggle the roles of parent, student, and sole breadwinner. Some are recently divorced and/or have come from a situation in which there was abuse. Through student internships and other university and community resources, the student residents and families benefit from a support system that would be impossible to provide outside the university. Convenient to classes and supported by academic components, the family housing program provides an environment in which students are able to fulfill their multiple roles. Program success is evident from the residence waiting list. Appended materials include brochures and newspaper articles about the residence program. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Ancillary School Services, College Housing, Demonstration Programs, Dormitories, Family Environment, Higher Education, Models, Mothers, One Parent Family, Program Descriptions, Recreational Programs, School Age Day Care, Single Sex Colleges, State Universities, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Texas Woman's Univ., Denton.