Date Approved

5-17-2018

Embargo Period

5-17-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MA Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sisco, Burton R.

Second Advisor

Walpole, MaryBeth

Subject(s)

Women college students--New Jersey; Rowan University--Undergraduates

Disciplines

Higher Education

Abstract

The primary purpose of this study was to discover whether undergraduate women at Rowan University were satisfied with their experiences on campus. The areas under investigation were campus environment, student support services, safety, academic and personal goals. Data were collected in the spring semester of 2014, using a survey. A total number of 363 students participated in the survey, and 333 fully completed the survey. The survey was distributed via Qualtrics, a software program provided by Rowan University.

The outcome of the survey determined that the selected undergraduate women at Rowan University were mostly satisfied with the aspects of campus that are important to them, with the highest correlations in gender equity, social justice, and inclusivity. While student satisfaction levels were high in most areas, Student Support Services and Student Safety satisfaction levels were of the lowest numbers. Overall, the study showed that the selected Rowan University undergraduate women are mostly satisfied with the areas of campus that are most important to them.

Recommendations include increasing campus safety during the hours of 12 pm - 6 am to help the community feel more at ease, improving Financial Aid resources, and increasing departments related to gender equity, social justice, and inclusion.

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