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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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Jessup-Anger, Jody E.; Johnson, Brianne N.; Wawrzynski, Matthew R. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
This qualitative study explored how male undergraduate students experienced living-learning community environments. Findings revealed that living-learning communities provided men a "safe haven" from rigid gender role expectations, offered a plethora of involvement opportunities, and fostered relationships with faculty and peers. The findings…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Undergraduate Students, Males, Student Development
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Livingston, Wade G.; Scott, David A.; Havice, Pamela A.; Cawthon, Tony W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
The term "camouflage" implies obscurity and concealment. Male student veterans who return from the military often employ a social camouflage; though some may reveal and discuss their military experience, their overriding objective is to blend in, have a "normal" college experience, and graduate. This creates challenges for housing professionals…
Descriptors: Military Service, Veterans, Males, College Students
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Scott, David A.; Livingston, Wade G.; Havice, Pamela A.; Cawthon, Tony W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
Young men struggle with privilege and oppression in college and university residence halls just as they do in other educational and social contexts. While discussions and research about adolescent and adult identity development continue, little attention has focused on how a male student's identity development can impact residence life cultures on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Males, Attitudes
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Vianden, Jorg; Ruder, Jeff T. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
This article documents the results of an exploratory qualitative study of parents of first-year college students at a doctoral-extensive institution in the Midwest. The qualitative survey instrument asked parents to respond to questions about transition and involvement issues during the first college year of their students. Findings suggest that…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Transitional Programs
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Wallace, James A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
This article examines a stated philosophy of university housing and the philosophy's effect on the facilitation of the personal and intellectual growth of students residing in the residence halls and the development of a sense of community. This particular philosophy governs the housing operations at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Dormitories, State Universities
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Shushok, Frank, Jr.; Manz, Jonathan W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2012
Why do we do what we do? Why is what we do important? What are the best practices to ensure that our "why" is accomplished? These are questions of philosophy--a topic of immense importance since the "why" behind the work influences everything about the "how" and "what" of daily affairs in the world of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Philosophy, College Students, Dormitories
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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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Taub, Deborah J.; Servaty-Seib, Heather L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
Increasing numbers of college and university students are experiencing psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and suicide ideation. Yet students in distress are unlikely to seek counseling services. Resident assistants (RAs) can serve an important function in identifying and referring students in distress. However, adequate…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Depression (Psychology), Suicide, Resident Advisers
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Henning, Gavin W.; Cilente, Kristan M.; Kennedy, Dean F.; Sloane, Tomecca M. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
Education and training for student affairs professionals does not end with a master's degree. Although graduate preparation programs establish the foundation and knowledge base upon which to build, ongoing professional development is required in order to be effective in addressing the needs of today's college and university students. With a…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Teaching Methods, Interaction, Professional Development
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Johnson, Vanessa D.; Kang, Young-Shin; Thompson, George F. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
This study investigated the five-factor structure of the Resident Assistant Cultural Diversity (RACD) instrument, which assesses resident assistant (RA) confidence in addressing issues of cultural diversity in college and university residence halls. The instrument has five components that explore RA confidence: (1) belief in the need for cultural…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Awareness, Resident Advisers
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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
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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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Banning, James H.; Kuk, Linda – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine dissertations that were published in the U.S. during the past 5 years that related to collegiate housing. The dissertations were examined using a bounded qualitative meta-analysis approach. Each dissertation was examined using three questions: What were the methods/attributes of the research? What were the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, College Housing, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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