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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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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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Pitts, James A.; Waryold, Daisy – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
The Sanction Enhancement Group, pilot tested in the Division of Housing at the University of Florida, was a structured group experience for residence hall students. The group's experience reflected a major goal of the judicial system within the Division of Housing--education through redirecting behavior. The group members were students whose…
Descriptors: Punishment, Dormitories, Discipline, Peer Relationship
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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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Dumford, Amber D.; Ribera, Amy K.; Miller, Angie L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Sense of belonging is critical for students throughout their college experience, and even more so now, given the current concerns about undergraduate graduation rates. The purpose of this study was to explore how students' perception of their sense of belonging on campus is affected by where and with whom they live. We utilized a multidimensional…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Sense of Community, On Campus Students, College Freshmen
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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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Sears, Stephanie D.; Tu, Dawn Lee – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) develop and strengthen students' persistence by providing a greater sense of community, opportunities for co-curricular activities, and socially engaging and academically supportive peer environments (Shapiro & Levine, 1999). While researchers have affirmed the rationale, impact, and efficacy of LLCs, very…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Scholarship, Living Learning Centers, Consciousness Raising
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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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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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Molina, Danielle K.; Heiselt, April; Justice, Cheryl – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Modernizing perspectives on roommate compatibility might be one way that administrators reinforce the value of the roommate experience in contemporary campus housing. Using the insights of a study published by Hallisey, Harren, and Caple in "Journal of College and University Student Housing" in 1980 as a springboard, this article will…
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Peer Relationship, College Students
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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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Hallisey, Jacqueline N.; Harren, Vincent A.; Caple, Richard B. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the demographic and academic variables of students involved in roommate changes to determine which variables predict who will move from a room and who will stay in a room and what alternatives to current housing arrangements are selected by those who initiate the roommate changes. [This article was…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Dormitories, Peer Relationship
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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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Everett, Diane D.; Loftus, Zachary V. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
Using data from both qualitative interviews and quantitative questionnaires from 32 undergraduate resident assistants (RAs) at a private, residential university, this study explored RAs' role conflict derived from their simultaneous positions as rule enforcers and friends, vis-a-vis their residents. Most RAs reported that they were friends with…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Student Personnel Services, Friendship
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