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Barker, Tess; McLittle, Amanda L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Residential communities are a critical component of many students' experience on a college campus, especially during their first year. Residential communities have been associated with a variety of positive outcomes, including persistence, openness to diversity, satisfaction, critical thinking, and personal development (Astin, 1977 & 1993;…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Residential Schools, Place of Residence
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Fossey, Richard – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
College students who reside in campus dormitories at public universities have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their dorm rooms that is protected by the fourth amendment; and officials cannot search these rooms for law enforcement purposes without a valid warrant. Non-students, however, have no such reasonable expectation of privacy in…
Descriptors: College Students, Public Colleges, Privacy, Dormitories
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Salminen, Erik; Gregory, Dennis E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The results of recent cases indicate that residences and dormitories owned by higher education institutions should be considered "dwellings," and thus subject to the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act (1968) as amended requires that the providers of dwellings accommodate assistance animals, which includes not only service animals,…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Dormitories, College Housing
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Canto, Angela I.; Cox, Bradley E.; Osborn, Debra; Becker, Martin Swanbrow; Hayden, Seth – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Resident Assistants (RAs) are often faced with working and living among residents who are struggling, in distress, and, at times, in crisis. This article provides a primer on identifying residents in crisis as well as the tasks faced when working with students in transition and crisis. A discussion of the prevalence of distress reported by…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Resident Advisers, Stress Variables
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Otchere, Kimberly; Bankhead, Tekita; Williams, Ayanna – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
The resurgence of student activism has yielded dynamic change within university housing departments and beyond on college campuses across the country. In higher education, the social, cultural, and political environment continues to be highly racialized and characterized by a string of protests and public displays of student angst. The threat of…
Descriptors: Social Change, Activism, College Housing, College Students
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Zeller, William J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Recent trends in higher education have called for renewed vitality in the connections between the in-class and out-of-class experiences. This movement has sparked increased interest in the interactions students have with each other, with instructional faculty, and with Student Affairs professionals. This article describes how residential learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Personnel Workers, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty
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Singson, Jamie M.; Tachine, Amanda R.; Davidson, Charlotte E.; Waterman, Stephanie J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
The experiences of Native Students in campus housing has had limited attention in scholarship, which restricts cultural understanding and opportunities to create inclusive living environments. College and university housing is well positioned to create a positive living environment for students. We raise concerns on how higher education…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Campuses, Site Selection, College Housing
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Shushok, Frank, Jr.; Farquhar-Caddell, Dakota A.; Krimowski, Frank M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2014
In this article, Shushok, Farquhar-Caddell, and Krimowski, compare the vestiges of old residential environments as introduced in a 1981 article entitled "Invitational Engineering in the Residence Halls" by Jack Murphy and William Purkey ("The Journal of College and University Student Housing," v11 n1 p13-16 Sum 1981) (See in…
Descriptors: College Housing, Building Design, Engineering Technology, Educational Environment
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Waggoner, Michael D.; Russo, Charles J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2014
The supreme court's ruling in "Christian Legal Society v. Martinez", its most important case to date on student associational activities, upheld a policy at a public law school in California that required recognized student organizations (or clubs) to admit "all-comers" even if they disagreed with organizational goals and…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, College Housing, Student Organizations, Court Litigation
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Minthorn, Robin Starr – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2014
There is an increasingly diversified student body within higher education institutions. The existence of such diversity requires higher education personnel to have a better understanding of the spiritual and cultural practices of various student populations. This article will address some of the unique practices within the Native American student…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, College Students, Spiritual Development, Cultural Activities
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Livingston, Wade G.; Scott, David A.; Rush, S. Bryan; Watson, Lance A.; Neiduski, Michael L.; Pinkenburg, Steven J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
As the number of students with disabilities within residence halls increases, their interactions with other residents can become problematic; in many instances, students without disabilities may not understand the behavior of their peers with disabilities and vice versa. Misunderstandings are compounded by the fact that 84% of students with…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Disabilities, Dormitories, College Students
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Malik, Patricia Barrett; Anton, Patricia Wolfe – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
Highly intelligent and capable high school students investigate their options for postsecondary education based on the strength of the institution's major courses of study, the size of campus, resources available for social activities, and a host of other criteria. The highly intelligent and capable high school student with a severe physical…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Models, College Students
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Watson, Elizabeth; Bartlett, Frank; Sacks, Casey; Davidson, Denise L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-Whitewater) is committed to a mission that includes serving students with disabilities beyond the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities act (ADA). To that end, UW-Whitewater has tried to integrate universal Design (UD) principles into multiple facets of campus life. While the integration of UD…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Disabilities, Access to Education
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Taub, Deborah J.; Servaty-Seib, Heather L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
Increasing numbers of college and university students are experiencing psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and suicide ideation. Yet students in distress are unlikely to seek counseling services. Resident assistants (RAs) can serve an important function in identifying and referring students in distress. However, adequate…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Depression (Psychology), Suicide, Resident Advisers
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Fitzpatrick, Kevin – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
Whether contemplating a swim in a river or a dive into the expanse of the Atlantic ocean, I am definitely more comfortable when I can see or touch the bottom. The farther out I swim, the more anxious I get, mostly because of the unknown. This analogy seems to capture the tentativeness that faculty members sometimes feel, specifically at large…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Place of Residence, Residential Programs
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