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Mach, Kane P.; Gordon, Sarah R.; Tearney, Katie; McClinton, Leon, Jr. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Living-learning programs (LLPs) can have a positive influence on student success. The purpose of this study is to provide an example of an LLP that effectively involves faculty and college academic staff as well as to understand student experiences in the LLP related to personal, professional, and academic growth. The LLP at the focus of this…
Descriptors: Living Learning Centers, College Freshmen, Student Experience, Program Effectiveness
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Custer, Bradley D. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Colleges and universities commonly review the criminal history of students who apply to live in campus housing, but this practice may be inherently discriminatory. New guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development warns that the Fair Housing act, which applies to higher education institutions, prohibits the use of any practice…
Descriptors: Crime, Background, College Students, College Housing
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Nguyen, David H. K.; Collier, Joan; Watts, Angela; Cartwright, Camille; King-Kostelac, Amelia – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Understanding the law has become an integral part of the work of higher education professionals, especially residence life staff. For decades, courts have contributed an increasingly important role in shaping the litigious nature of society at large and within higher education (Greenleaf, 1982). Barr and Associates (1988) noted the increasingly…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Student Personnel Workers, Role
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Miele, Amy N.; Hamrick, Florence A.; Kelley, Justin W. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Institutions of higher education, and more specifically residence halls within colleges and universities, pride themselves in offering and embracing a diverse community of students. A growing number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are attending college and choosing to live on campus. While many are able to do so successfully, some…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, On Campus Students
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Barker, Tess; McLittle, Amanda L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Residential communities are a critical component of many students' experience on a college campus, especially during their first year. Residential communities have been associated with a variety of positive outcomes, including persistence, openness to diversity, satisfaction, critical thinking, and personal development (Astin, 1977 & 1993;…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Residential Schools, Place of Residence
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Fossey, Richard – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
College students who reside in campus dormitories at public universities have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their dorm rooms that is protected by the fourth amendment; and officials cannot search these rooms for law enforcement purposes without a valid warrant. Non-students, however, have no such reasonable expectation of privacy in…
Descriptors: College Students, Public Colleges, Privacy, Dormitories
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Salminen, Erik; Gregory, Dennis E. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The results of recent cases indicate that residences and dormitories owned by higher education institutions should be considered "dwellings," and thus subject to the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act (1968) as amended requires that the providers of dwellings accommodate assistance animals, which includes not only service animals,…
Descriptors: Animals, Therapy, Dormitories, College Housing
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Ward, LaWanda; Nguyen, David J.; Nguyen, David H. K. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
The role of student affairs educators is to ensure that students not only obtain an educational experience, but also that out-of-classroom experiences contribute to holistic development. In particular, student affairs professionals often coordinate residential living, student activities, and advising programs. These programmatic offerings need to…
Descriptors: Weapons, Violence, Prevention, Accountability
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Lyke, Austin – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
This article investigates the relationship between state-level marijuana policies and drug and alcohol violations in on-campus housing. A review of trends in drug usage precedes discussion of a conceptual framework that can help explain how interactions between college and university student housing and state policy impacts student behavior.…
Descriptors: Marijuana, State Policy, On Campus Students, College Housing
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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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Peters, Julie; Wakabayashi, Peggy; Weppler, Glen; D'Alessio, Maya; Mudge, Rebecca – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
A multi-institutional study of five Canadian universities was undertaken to examine the impact of living in residence on students' first-year grade point averages (GPAs), retention to the second year, and graduation. While previous studies have linked living in residence to improved academic outcomes, most of the research has been based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average, Dormitories
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Stoner, James C. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Academic initiatives have become cornerstones in many residential operations on college and university campuses. Despite efforts to enhance academic outcomes of residential students, existing research on residential GPAs reveals either dated or questionable results. Programmatic functions focused on integrating academics into the college living…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Grades (Scholastic), On Campus Students, Course Selection (Students)
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Lopez, Lisa B.; Davies, Susan C.; Schaller, Molly A. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2018
Concussions in college students can lead to a number of academic, physical, and emotional consequences. This project involved training college staff--including residence hall advisors--about the signs, symptoms, and risks related to concussions. The importance of training in concussion recognition and management is discussed in relation to campus…
Descriptors: College Students, Head Injuries, Brain, School Personnel
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Stoner, James C.; Zhang, Yi – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
A sense of mattering among college students has been found to have positive outcomes, including lower levels of anxiety and depression as well as increased self-esteem, wellness, happiness, and job satisfaction. However, the feeling of mattering among Resident Assistants (RAs) has received little attention in literature. This quantitative study…
Descriptors: College Housing, Resident Advisers, Residential Programs, Sense of Community
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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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