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Nguyen, David J.; Linley, Jodi L.; Woodford, Michael R.; Renn, Kristen A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Institutional policies and student affairs services benefit lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer (LGBTQ+) students by offering affirming campus spaces and organizational markers that influence student success (Pitcher, Camacho, Renn, & Woodford, 2018). (See Tompkins, 2014 for explanation of the use of the term trans*.) Policies and student…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, College Housing, School Policy, Student Personnel Services
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Bosch, Matthew Antonio – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Exemplifying the unwritten curriculum of working in higher education, LGBTQ+ professionals in housing and residence life do not receive a manual on what to anticipate in their professional roles regarding the consideration of their identities within a new institutional culture. Many professionals enter housing and residence life as their entry…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Higher Education, College Housing, Professional Personnel
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Blakmon, Zachary R.; O'Hara, Robert M.; Viars, Jordan W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
The difficulties that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or queer (LGBQ) students face on college campuses often keeps them from feeling safe. This lack of safety hinders them from resolving higher level needs, including a sense of belonging. A specific challenge for LGBQ students which has been linked to negative outcomes is the consistent exposure to…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Aggression, College Housing, LGBTQ People
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Brckalorenz, Allison; Fassett, Kyle T.; Hurtado, Sarah S. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Students with multiple oppressed identities, such as LGBQ+ students with disabilities, face a multitude of barriers on college campuses due to heterosexism and ableism, sometimes even from those in-group. This large-scale, multi-institution comparative quantitative study of LGBQ+ students with disabilities living on campus examines these students'…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Students with Disabilities, On Campus Students, College Housing
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Denton, J. Michael; Cain, Leia K. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Trans collegian research continues to grow, although focus on trans residents in campus housing environments warrants continued expansion. The reliance of university housing programs on assignments using the gender binary, even with attempts to be inclusive towards trans collegians, poses challenges and difficulties for trans collegians, with…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Males, College Freshmen, College Housing
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Pryor, Jonathan T.; Hoffman, Garrett D. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
LGBTQ+ supportive practices in college and university housing must extend beyond cursory policies and practice. Applying a critical framework, The Traditionally Heterogendered Institution (THI), this study explores the experiences of 16 LGBTQ+ students navigating college and university housing. Findings illustrate how colleges and universities…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, College Students, College Housing, Student Experience
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Dean, Shannon R.; Dailey, Stephanie L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
The retention and graduation of college students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is critical to the continued development of the United States. Many students in the U.S. who begin college in a STEM field do not end up graduating with such a degree. There are many strategies to improve the retention and graduation…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Living Learning Centers, Student Experience, School Holding Power
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Worley, Deborah – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Exploring the evolution of communities in residence life settings on American college and university campuses yields a framework for considering community in contemporary residential environments. Beamer's (1974) four notions about community (group living, personal identity, values system, and developmental socialization) inform the inquiry about…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Educational History, Educational Change, Social Development
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Salter, Phia S.; Grabsch, Dustin K.; Crist, Jaren D.; Lagisetty, Jagadesh; Dyer, Lane B.; Olvera, Estephanie – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Environmental assessment of residence halls and the impact of their associated educational and developmental spaces has concerned housing and residential life professionals for a considerable time. Given this understanding, a number of approaches to conduct environmental assessment have emerged. This case study utilized and expanded upon an…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Support Services, Program Evaluation, Dormitories
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Renn, Kristen A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Resident assistants can be a key resource in institutional efforts to promote holistic student success. Historically, higher education institutions have not always activated this resource on behalf of promoting academic success specifically. This qualitative interview study explored how peer residential staff (N = 40) at one large public research…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Resident Advisers, Role
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Heasley, Chris; Boone, Katie; Davidson, Denise L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Construction and new facility decisions regarding student housing remain difficult for many colleges and universities. Challenges associated with these decisions include rising building costs, waning government funding, daunting facility safety codes, and compliance with evolving accessibility legislation, among many factors. One solution,…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, College Housing, Dormitories, Private Sector
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McCluskey-Titus, Phyllis; Cawthon, Tony W.; Helms, Zach – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Residence Life Training Programs have evolved over the past quarter century, yet few studies have explored how changes in training impact the preparation and retention of staff. Utilizing a mixed-method design of survey and interview data with housing professionals trained since 1993, this study explores trends in residence life training and…
Descriptors: College Housing, Staff Development, Training, Resident Advisers
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Lynch, R. Jason – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Live-in college residential life positions often involve extensive and diverse responsibilities including the support of residential students experiencing traumatic life events. While live-in staff undergo extensive training in regard to supporting these students, they are often ill-equipped to understand and prevent potential negative…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Social Work, Praxis, Trauma
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Wilke, Autumn K.; Evans, Nancy J.; Varland, Charlie E.; Brown, Kirsten R.; Broido, Ellen M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Disabled students may face ableist challenges in the campus residential environment. Although campus housing plays a critical role in retention by promoting social integration, little is known about what promotes the engagement of disabled students in campus living environments because the literature about these students focuses on legal topics or…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, College Housing, Student Experience, Social Integration
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Berg, Stephen A.; Brown, Casey Graham – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Supervising resident assistants (RAs) on college and university campuses is one of the most critical roles of housing staff. The job responsibilities of RAs are demanding, and the position is filled with multiple stressors, including role ambiguity, role conflict, and burnout, which can lead to attrition and reduced job satisfaction. Supervision…
Descriptors: Supervision, Job Satisfaction, Resident Advisers, Stress Variables
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