Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Nick Rafanello


As a Resident Assistant for two years, I saw how engaged my residents were on campus. However, when I would talk to people who lived off campus they seemed to be disengaged from campus activities. I wanted to see if what I already saw to be true, was shown through statistical analysis. In an effort to focus the scope of the study, the analysis focused on student engagement through involvement in extracurriculars. Thus the purpose of this thesis is to determine if there is a statistical relationship between students’ living situations and their involvement on campus. Student engagement includes much more than just involvement in extracurriculars as Coates (2007) defined, however, a much larger study would need to be done to look at all aspects of engagement. This thesis hopes to gain insight into the role on-campus living has as it relates to student engagement.

Year of Submission



Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

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