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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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Kortegast, Carrie A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) student perceptions of their residence hall environments are influenced by interactions with peers, resident assistants, residential life administrators, and campus policies. Using the tradition of storytelling and drawing upon the experience of 11 LGBTQ participants, this article provides a…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, College Students
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Hotchkins, Bryan K.; Dancy, T. Elon – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Participatory action research and photovoice was used to examine 20 Black students' perceptions of campus racial climate within residential learning communities. Using a qualitative constructivist case study, we examined Black students' inventories of individual and community assets, as juxtaposed to challenges, within residential domiciles at two…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, African American Students, Dormitories, Resident Advisers
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Kirkness, Verna J.; Barnhardt, Ray – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
American Indian/First Nations/Native People have been historically under-represented in the ranks of college and university graduates in Canada and the United States. From an institutional perspective, the problem has been typically defined in terms of low achievement, high attrition, poor retention, weak persistence, etc., thus placing the onus…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education
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Yakaboski, Tamara; Donahoo, Saran – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Students enter college with preconceived ideas about what their experience of college life will be like. Since the first Hollywood film about college, movies have contributed to society's perceptions of what it means to be a college student. Contrary to the images promoted by higher education marketing departments, Hollywood's portrayals…
Descriptors: Films, Popular Culture, Educational Environment, College Housing
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Kniess, Dena R.; Havice, Pamela A.; Cawthon, Tony W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
The experience of second-year students has been the focus of many studies that have identified the broad concerns of the second-year experience, but limited attention has been given to how the experience differs for African American students. This study attempts to fill that gap. The research described here was part of a larger study examining the…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Whites, Racial Composition
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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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Strayhorn, Terrell L.; Mullins, Taris G. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
This qualitative study sought to understand the challenges that Black gay male undergraduates confront in campus residence halls and the supports that enabled their success in facing them. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 29 participants, we found that Black gay men report varied encounters with subtle and overt forms of racism among White…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Homosexuality, Dormitories, Educational Practices
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Jaggers, Dametraus; Iverson, Susan V. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
In a qualitative study of Black undergraduate men at a predominantly White university in the Midwest, participants shared their experiences in residence halls, including roommate conflicts, interracial tensions, and disagreements with residence hall staff. This article focuses on Black male undergraduates' negotiation of racialized conceptions of…
Descriptors: Resident Advisers, Dormitories, Masculinity, Males
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Jaggers, Dametraus; Iverson, Susan V. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
In a qualitative study of Black undergraduate men at a predominantly White university in the Midwest, participants shared their experiences in residence halls, including roommate conflicts, interracial tensions, and disagreements with residence hall staff. This article focuses on Black male undergraduates' negotiation of racialized conceptions of…
Descriptors: Dormitories, African American Students, Undergraduate Students, White Students
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Stamatakos, Louis C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1984
Challenges the effectiveness of housing professionals in programming and student development. Identifies four problem areas that call for educational leadership responses: (1) volatility of student living conditions; (2) program inadequacy and contradiction; (3) institutional narcissism; and (4) absence of faculty role models. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Housing, College Role, College Students, Educational Environment
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Clodfelter, Irene; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1984
Presents two studies which surveyed college students (N=304 and 448) to examine the impact of living environment on academic performance. Contrary to previous research, students living off-campus reported higher grade point averages than on-campus students. Advantages and disadvantages of specific living arrangements are discussed. (JAC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Housing, College Students, Commuting Students
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Morgan, John D.; Hyner, Gerald C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1984
Presents a conceptual model which focuses on goals of student government in residence halls. The model has two fundamental processes. One focuses on short term goals and activities catering to creation of environment. The second has long term effects referred to as lifelong personal development. (JAC)
Descriptors: Dormitories, Educational Environment, Higher Education, Models
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Golden, Roy D.; Smith, Deborah A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1983
Compared environmental aspects of academic and nonacademic living units in a college residence hall in a survey of 141 students. Results showed the academic units were more emotionally supportive, had a stronger degree of order and organization, and had members who spent more time together and studied more frequently. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Housing, College Students, Educational Environment, Group Experience
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Franken, Mary L.; And Others – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 1983
Surveyed 660 students, 330 faculty, 130 professional staff and 78 residence hall staff to assess the educational environment of the residence halls. All groups perceived residents halls as a pleasant experience but agreed that appropriate levels of quiet were not maintained. Several recommendations are presented. (JAC)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Dormitories, Educational Environment
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