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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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Altmaier, Pamela – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Bias-related incidents targets students from historically marginalized populations regularly. These experiences may have emotional, physiological, and even physical consequences causing these students to have lower retention rates in higher education. Through individual interviews and a follow-up focus group, eight participants shared their…
Descriptors: College Housing, Racial Bias, Social Bias, At Risk Students
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Wilke, Autumn K.; Evans, Nancy J.; Varland, Charlie E.; Brown, Kirsten R.; Broido, Ellen M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2019
Disabled students may face ableist challenges in the campus residential environment. Although campus housing plays a critical role in retention by promoting social integration, little is known about what promotes the engagement of disabled students in campus living environments because the literature about these students focuses on legal topics or…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, College Housing, Student Experience, Social Integration
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Wagner, Rachel; Marine, Susan; Nicolazzo, Z. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Though lauded as a best practice, gender-inclusive housing has engendered little empirical attention. This study explored the experience of genderinclusive housing from the perspective of trans* students. While they were overwhelmingly positive in their appreciation for the existence of this housing option, issues of access, training, and the…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Inclusion, Sexual Identity
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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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Davidson, Amanda N.; Preciado, Henoc M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Various state and federal policies and regulations have made higher education more accessible to undocumented students over the past few years. As undocumented students continue to enroll in colleges and universities across the country, higher education professionals must be equipped with knowledge and skills to provide them with equitable…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, College Students, College Housing, Student Experience
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Schudde, Lauren – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2016
Students from low-income families consistently trail behind their peers in retention and degree attainment. Research on college student experiences suggests that low-income students experience "cultural mismatch" at college--they feel that their backgrounds are at odds with the middle-class values dominant on campus (Armstrong &…
Descriptors: Family Income, School Holding Power, On Campus Students, College Housing
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Brandt Brecheisen, Shannon M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
The sophomore resident assistant (RA) experience exists at the point where the sophomore experience and the RA position intersect. Sophomore students contend with specific transition struggles and challenges unique to their class standing as they make decisions about their sense of purpose and future career, and those who choose to become RAs face…
Descriptors: College Students, Resident Advisers, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Student Experience
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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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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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Long, Larry D.; Kujawa, Kyle – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2015
Tripling, the assignment of a third resident to a room designed for two, is a common practice at many colleges and universities across the United States. Most of the research on tripling was conducted three or four decades ago, and research exploring how living in a triple affects the educational gains and satisfaction of college students is…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Space Utilization, Student Attitudes
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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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Long, Larry D. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the Experiences of students residing in on-campus housing with those of students residing in fraternity/sorority housing, specifically to explore the differences in academic success, alcohol use, and perceptions of the living environment as a function of students' living arrangement and gender. The…
Descriptors: College Students, College Housing, Place of Residence, Gender Differences