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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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McClure, Kevin R.; Ryder, Andrew J.; DeVita, James M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Despite the increasing popularity of public-private partnerships, empirical research about the origins, models, and long-term outcomes of this approach to financing, constructing, and managing college student housing is scant. In this study, we sought to investigate the origins, models, and outcomes of public-private partnerships in college…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, College Housing, Case Studies
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Pidgeon, Michelle; Rogerson, Chris – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Student housing plays a critical role in student development and retention by providing diverse experiences, resources, and opportunities that support students' academic pursuits. In Canada, Aboriginal students' retention rates are significantly lower than those of their non- Aboriginal counterparts, so it is the purpose of this article to explore…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, College Housing, Student Experience, Success
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Frazier, William R.; Eighmy, Myron A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
This study focuses on a wellness learning community in order to report changes that were made to its operation and to determine if its members had higher levels of satisfaction than did other students living in the same residence hall. Research was conducted on the wellness learning community at a Midwest university to determine if changes made in…
Descriptors: Wellness, Living Learning Centers, Student Satisfaction, Change
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Berg, Stephen A.; Stoner, James C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Selecting resident assistants is integral to the success of housing operations on college and university campuses. Recruiting high-performing student staff is a priority in achieving departmental goals. Despite the importance of this process and the amount of time and resources expended during selection, there is scarce research investigating the…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Personnel Selection, Job Performance
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Stark, Rachael H.; Anderson, Sharon K. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
This qualitative study explores the moral behavior in the lived experience of resident assistants who administer disciplinary policy at a large, public, urban institution located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The 12 participants volunteered to be interviewed by the first author utilizing the research question, "What is the…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Higher Education, Interviews
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Yao, Christina W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Chinese students are currently the largest international student population in the United States (UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2014). However, little research exists on these particular students' lived experiences with language and interactions with domestic students and how these experiences affect their sense of belonging in residence halls.…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Sense of Community, Foreign Students, Influences
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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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Utter, Mary; DeAngelo, Linda – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Social integration for lateral transfer students (four-to-four-year) is promoted by a living environment that encourages learning about campus, connecting to resources, and developing peer groups. Interviews with 27 lateral transfer students revealed that those who had previously lived on campus had expectations that residence halls would provide…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Transfer Students, College Housing, Social Integration
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Kranzow, Jeannine; Hinkle, Sara E.; Muthiah, Richard; Davis, Colin – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Exploring the culture of a living-learning center, this study examines the educational practices that aim to link in- and out-of-class experiences. Through a cultural lens, the authors offer a glimpse into a living-learning center located within a state institution in the Midwest that models a way of effectively connecting the curricular and…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, Educational Practices, State Colleges, Student Experience
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Davenport, Amy M.; Pasque, Penny A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2014
Faculty-in-residence programs in residence halls are unique opportunities for student-faculty involvement, with high levels of commitment from faculty, students, staff, and institutional resources. This hermeneutic phenomenological study explores a faculty-in-residence program at a four-year public university where the FIR program has resulted in…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Dormitories, Nontenured Faculty
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Harrington, Michael A.; Jacob, Stacy A.; Harbert, Amy Benoit; Saiid, Leticia – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2014
Non-religious college students can feel marginalized and isolated on college and university campuses when they feel they are being misunderstood or judged. This article explores the process of their revealing their non-religious status, or coming out, to others. Researchers interviewed 17 student members of a secular student group at a large…
Descriptors: Religion, Beliefs, Religious Factors, Interviews
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Frazier, William; Eighmy, Myron – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
This study examined three themed residential learning communities and their impact on students' satisfaction with their overall university experience, residence hall living experience, residence hall learning experience, their interactions with residence hall student staff, and the students' academic experience. The researchers were specifically…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, College Housing, Communities of Practice
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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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Rosch, David M.; Lawrie, Joshua D. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
The purpose of this study was to conduct exploratory research to examine what undergraduate students learn by participating in and holding a leadership role in residence hall governments. Alumni were interviewed to determine the degree of learning that lasts through their entrance into a professional work environment. Six recent alumni, ranging in…
Descriptors: Leadership, Values, Alumni, Undergraduate Students