Date of Award
Master of Arts in Communication Studies
First Reader/Committee Chair
Dr. Jo Anna Grant
Coming back to school after a gap in your education can be a daunting task. For students with children (SWC), the undertaking has different challenges than their classmates. Providing resources geared towards their success plays a significant role in the student's ability to complete their education. It also allows the SWC to feel a sense of belonging within their institution of higher learning. This project analyzes other California State Universities' family housing programs to advocate a similar program at California State University, San Bernardino. Using the Communication Theory of Identity (CTI) and Organizational Identity (OI), I can illustrate how resources directed towards SWC help solidify their sense of belonging and identity within the organization (CSUSB).
Leach, Leslie, "WELCOMING FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN TO CSUSB: MAKING AN INTERGENERATIONAL DIFFERENCE" (2021). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 1373.
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