Date of Defense

Spring 4-20-1998


Family and Consumer Sciences

First Advisor

Sheryl Nickel, Residence Life

Second Advisor

Lori Bennett, Residence Life

Third Advisor

Heather Stanley, Residence Life


Why are there programs in residence halls? This paper explores why programs are important. Addressed are the following questions: how are student services professionals supposed to know which programs are successful? Why is one program better than another? Why have programs at all? Part one of this thesis explores the history of student services. Part two several standards and guidelines are used compare several programming models.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only