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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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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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Boettcher, Michelle L.; Eason, Angel; Earnest, Kurt; Lewis, Leslie – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Students of Color Experience predominantly White institutions (PWIs) differently than do White students in terms of belonging, support, connecting, and success. While this topic has been explored broadly, there remain gaps in the literature about experiences of Students of Color in the context of residential communities, which provide the setting…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Minority Group Students, Institutional Characteristics, Sense of Community
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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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Haynes, Cliff – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The experiences of female students in an engineering living-learning program (LLP) are described in this study using a constructivist theoretical perspective. The study aims to fill gaps in the literature using qualitative methods. Data from 13 semi-structured individual interviews serve as the primary data source. After conducting a metaphorical…
Descriptors: Females, Engineering Education, Figurative Language, Social Support Groups
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Boone, Katherine B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The sources of work motivation for resident assistants have received little attention in the literature over the last decade. As the role grows more complex and more expectations are added to the RA position, determining what current factors motivate students to apply for the RA position is essential. This study presents quantitative research to…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, Student Motivation, Statistical Analysis, Helping Relationship
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Wode, Jessica – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
As University housing offices seek to maximize use of their available beds, it is valuable to understand the factors that are most important in influencing students to choose to move off campus. This study compares importance ratings on a wide range of housing factors for students who planned to stay on campus and those who planned to move off…
Descriptors: College Students, Place of Residence, Decision Making, On Campus Students
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Rankin, Pressley R., IV; Gulley, Needham Yancey – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The separation of work and life creates unique challenges for residence life professionals, given that they often live in their place of work. The culture of this work pushes such employees to integrate their work and personal lives in ways that are not always healthy or fulfilling and that frequently lead to burnout. This study sought to explore…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, College Housing, Resident Advisers, Dormitories
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Kokaua, Jesse; Teevale, Tasileta; Scott, Stephen; Taumoepeau, Mele; Van Der Meer, Jacques; Teu, Ala; Hoseit, Ana – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The academic benefits of residential accommodation are investigated for first-year Pacific students, an ethnic minority group, attending the University of Otago situated in Dunedin in New Zealand. Institutional data on seven cohorts of first-year students from 2007 to 2013 (28,155 students, of which 761 identified as Pacific) were extracted to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Universities
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Mach, Kane P.; Gordon, Sarah R.; Tearney, Katie; McClinton, Leon, Jr. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Living-learning programs (LLPs) can have a positive influence on student success. The purpose of this study is to provide an example of an LLP that effectively involves faculty and college academic staff as well as to understand student experiences in the LLP related to personal, professional, and academic growth. The LLP at the focus of this…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, College Freshmen, Student Experience, Program Effectiveness
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Custer, Bradley D. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Colleges and universities commonly review the criminal history of students who apply to live in campus housing, but this practice may be inherently discriminatory. New guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development warns that the Fair Housing act, which applies to higher education institutions, prohibits the use of any practice…
Descriptors: Crime, Background, College Students, College Housing
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Nguyen, David H. K.; Collier, Joan; Watts, Angela; Cartwright, Camille; King-Kostelac, Amelia – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Understanding the law has become an integral part of the work of higher education professionals, especially residence life staff. For decades, courts have contributed an increasingly important role in shaping the litigious nature of society at large and within higher education (Greenleaf, 1982). Barr and Associates (1988) noted the increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Student Personnel Workers, Role
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