Student Culture

Melanie M. Morey and John J. Piderit

in Catholic Higher Education

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780195305517
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784813 | DOI:
 Student Culture

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This chapter explores the theme raised by senior administrators that student culture is both an indicator of and contributor to each Catholic institution’s distinctive Catholic culture and identity. It assesses the claim by administrators that Catholic colleges and universities provide a uniquely inclusive and value-laden education that permeates all aspects of the collegiate experience and transforms the lives of students. The chapter looks at policies and behavioral standards and enforcement mechanisms in a number of areas including alcohol use, sexual intimacy among students, invitations to outside speakers, and the awarding of honorary degrees. It also explores the role of Catholic moral teaching in student culture at Catholic institutions, and offers strategies to enhance the distinguishability and inheritability of religious culture in all four models of Catholic institutions.

Keywords: Catholic; student life; values; inclusion; transformation; standards; alcohol; sexual intimacy; honorary degrees; strategies

Chapter.  12045 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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