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Catholic Higher EducationA Culture in Crisis$
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Melanie M. Morey and John J. Piderit

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305517

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195305515.001.0001

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Student Culture

Student Culture

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(p.155) 6 Student Culture
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Catholic Higher Education
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Melanie M. Morey

John J. Piderit (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195305515.003.0006

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

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