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Date of Award


Document Type

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Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Reader/Committee Chair

McAllister, Carolyn (Ph.D)


Many college students across the nation are going hungry and struggling with food insecurity, as their access to food is becoming more challenging to attain. The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of college students and components that lead them to becoming food insecure. Studies indicate that food insecurity is a critical issue in a college students’ life, but there is not an established approach to adequately help the students address this issue. The data will be collected through self-administered surveys and participant ratings will be reviewed for any common themes and correlations. Results from this study will provide significant material to assist social workers in addressing food insecurity with a systematic approach and influence further research. This study will also present findings to universities to secure supplementary resources and services to prevent food insecurity on campus.