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Gray, Ashley; Crandall, Rebecca E.; Tongsri, Joy – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter examines the growing inclusion of transgender student-athletes as well as the barriers that transgender student-athletes continue to face in intercollegiate athletics. The chapter concludes with a discussion of suggested practices and implications.
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Inclusion, Intercollegiate Cooperation, College Athletics
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Ryan, Heather; Gayles, Joy Gaston; Bell, Lydia – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
Mental illness is a growing issue for college student-athletes. This chapter discusses the prevalence of mental health problems on college campuses, as well as some of the most common concerns for student-athletes and barriers associated with underutilization of mental health resources. The chapter concludes with recommendations for…
Descriptors: College Students, Athletes, Mental Health, Student Experience
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Comeaux, Eddie – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter uses critical race theory as an interpretive framework to explain and operationalize the role of race and racism in the lived experiences and challenges of Division I Black male athletes, and specifically in relation to engagement and achievement at Predominantly White Institutions.
Descriptors: Stereotypes, African Americans, Males, Critical Theory
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Gayles, Joy Gaston; Comeaux, Eddie; Ofoegbu, Ezinne; Grummert, Sara – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter highlights issues of racism and neoliberal capitalism that exist within the market-like structure of intercollegiate athletics on college campuses, as well as some of the consequences for student-athletes. We discuss the importance of using critical frameworks to better understand and shift the culture and structure of athletic…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Neoliberalism, Social Systems, Racial Bias
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Haslerig, Siduri J. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter discusses graduate and graduated student athletes' college experiences, offering lessons for student affairs practitioners. These implications may extend to other student populations experiencing role conflict, including college athletes who struggle academically, as well as improve the experiences of this specific high-achieving…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Athletics, Academic Achievement, Personal Autonomy
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Gayles, Joy Gaston; Blanchard, Joy – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter provides an overview of current legal issues in college sports and offers implications for supporting student-athletes and the academic mission of higher education institutions.
Descriptors: College Athletics, Legal Problems, Athletes, College Admission
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Nelson, Jennifer – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter explores the concept of "groupies" and "jersey chasers." Hegemonic masculinity and the cultures of entitlement, silence, and protection are used to frame these concepts. Implications are offered for student success, personal development, and for those who work with male athletes.
Descriptors: Males, College Athletics, Athletes, Student Attitudes
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Sanderson, Jimmy – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter examines how social media impacts student-athletes in intercollegiate athletics. Social media has become a predominant communication tool for younger athletes and carries both benefits and risks. The chapter discusses how social media can influence relationships between student-athletes and support personnel, and outlines the benefits…
Descriptors: Social Media, Media Literacy, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use
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Jessup-Anger, Jody; Lopez, Elise; Koss, Mary P. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
In this chapter, we describe the history of sexual violence as it pertains to postsecondary institutions, focusing on social movements, research, and policy, and their implications for higher education.
Descriptors: Educational History, Sexual Abuse, Violence, Higher Education
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Iverson, Susan V.; Issadore, Michelle N. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
Policy can and should be used as a tool of sexual violence prevention and response. In this chapter, we explore the historical, social justice, compliance, and best practice rationales for approaching policy development and revision differently.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Prevention, Social Justice
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Hong, Luoluo; Marine, Susan B. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
In this chapter, we explore the factors that support the occurrence of sexual violence, including the role of interlocking systems of oppression. Traditional conceptions of "prevention" are deconstructed, a social justice paradigm for addressing sexual violence is advanced, and examples of how the paradigm can be applied to practice are…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Social Justice, Prevention
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Monahan-Kreishman, Mollie; Ingarfield, Lisa – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter provides concrete ways higher education professionals can support sexual violence survivors on campus at the individual, community, and institutional levels.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Victims, College Students
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Wilgus, Jay Kennedy; Lowery, John Wesley – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
In this chapter, we describe the legal parameters in which sexual misconduct adjudication processes take place and highlight both noteworthy pitfalls and promising practices.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Discipline, Legal Problems
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Sisneros, Kathy; Rivera, Monica – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
Using an institutional example, this chapter offers strategies to effectively navigate institutional culture, processes, and structures to engage the entire campus community in addressing sexual violence.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Leadership, School Culture
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Landreman, Lisa M.; Williamsen, Kaaren M. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
In this chapter, we outline the challenges campuses face in addressing sexual violence and Title IX compliance. We argue that there are critical roles for student affairs professionals in Title IX work in developing effective campus sexual violence prevention and response strategies.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Violence, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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