Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

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Title:That's our life style
Author(s):Veit, Christina
Subject(s):Student Housing
Lifestyle Floors
Residence Halls
Abstract:This project focuses on ISU residence hall lifestyle floors and aims to answer the following questions: Why do students choose to live on a lifestyle floor in the residence halls? What is the logic of the lifestyle floor? Is there a sense of community on these floors? On the basis of four interviews and participant observation, the research illuminates the benefits and problems associated with lifestyle floors where students with common interests and majors are placed together.
Issue Date:2006-12-15
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-08-22

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  • Student Communities and Culture
    The university offers an extraordinary opportunity to study and document student communities, life, and culture. This collection includes research on the activities, clubs, and durable social networks that comprise sometimes the greater portion of the university experience for students.

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