College Student Affairs Journal

College Student Affairs Journal is an academic journal focusing on College Student Affairs


Vol. 38, No. 1, Spring

Collegiate Cultural Capital and Integration into the College Community
I just can't get a read on this piace...You know, I'm stiii wet behind the ears and I don't know much man. I came from a place where I hardly even knew that this system [university culture] existed"- Simon, first-generation, Native-American first year...
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Straight A's: Asian American College Students in Their Own Words
STRAIGHT A'S: ASIAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS IN THEIR OWN WORDS Christine R. Yano, Neal K. Adolph Akatsuka Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018, 248 pages $24.95 (paperback) $94.95 (hardcover)Harvard is routinely in the news for their achievements...
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"I Feel like They Are All Interconnected" : Understanding the Identity Management Narratives of Autistic Lgbtq College Students
We don't really internalize a lot of the ideas regarding gender and sexuality that are considered to be normative, at least as easily as neurotypical people would. That's why it's quite common for people to be on the autism spectrum to be, for example,...
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Student Veteran Perceptions of College-to-Career Transition
Student veterans enrolled in higher education programs represent diverse students with various educational and occupational goals. These students may include active duty, those separated from the military, those in the Reserves or National Guard, retirees,...
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First-Generation College Student Financial Aid: Results from a National Financial Aid Jargon Survey
Over the past ten years, a large body of research has asserted that completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) continues to be difficult for postsecondary students in the United States (Boatman & Evans, 2017; Castleman &...
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Where I Sleep: The Relationship with Residential Environments and First-Generation Belongingness
Sense of belonging contributes to academic success, persistence, and self-efficacy among undergraduate students and is a crucial factor in the successful transition to college (Hausman, Schofield, & Woods, 2007; Johnson et al., 2007; Locks, Hurtado,...
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Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Dilemmas of Student and Academic Services Professionals in a Campus Carry State
Campus carry, the open or concealed carry of handguns on campus by students, staff, faculty, and visitors, is the topic of much discussion and scholarship. As of December 2018, Google Scholar had 821,000 "hits" on the search term "campus carry" and the...
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Individual and Organizational Culture Predictors of Voluntary Participation in Training and Development Activities among Student Affairs Professionals
As organizations, institutions of higher education are experiencing rapid amounts of change that impacts staff (College Student Educators International; Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2015). Stakeholders in government and industry...
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Vol. 26, No. 2, Spring

Racial Microaggressions as Instigators of Difficult Dialogues on Race: Implications for Student Affairs Educators and Students
This article defines racial microaggressions and discusses their role in instigating difficult dialogues concerning racial and ethnic issues in student affairs classroom settings. The authors present four reasons why dialogues on race are difficult for...
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Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring

Incorporating Faith, Spirituality, and Religion into College Counseling and Student Affairs Graduate Programs
Several associations have provided standards and competencies in the area of faith, religion, and spirituality. This article reviews three of those sets of standards and competencies.As the recognition of faith, spirituality, and religion in student...
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Vol. 18, No. 1, Fall

Promoting Multicultural Education: A Holistic Approach
There has been a tremendous amount of information written and shared about promoting multiculturalism and understanding diversity on college campuses. Additionally, there has been a thrust by many of the major student affairs professional associations...
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The Role of the Office of Minority Affairs in Fostering Cultural Diversity
Institutions must assume responsibility for fostering cultural diversity. It is often the minority affairs professional who provides the leadership in this area, especially at predominantly white campuses. This chapter examines how minority affairs professionals...
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