Project Title

The Untold Experience's of Non-Traditional College Students Experiencing Homelessness

Presenters

Corey PhelpsFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

WCHHS - Social Work and Human Services

Faculty Sponsor Name

Neil Duchac

Abstract (300 words maximum)

This presentation reviews a proposed phenomenological study that seeks to uncover the stories of Non-Traditional College students experiencing homelessness. Published research has focused primarily on the experiences of “traditional” college students (aged 18-24) experiencing homelessness and fails to account for the innate complexities, challenges, and vulnerabilities unique to non-traditional students (typically aged 24+). We hope to discover underlying phenomena that may help future research explore this routinely omitted population. Possible findings could include phenomena such as the widespread inability to obtain support services as a result of the population's complex age range.

Keywords: Homelessness, College, Non-Traditional, McKinney-Vento, Higher Education, Tertiary, Poverty, Human Services, Food Insecurity.

Disciplines

Higher Education | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Justice | Social Work

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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The Untold Experience's of Non-Traditional College Students Experiencing Homelessness

This presentation reviews a proposed phenomenological study that seeks to uncover the stories of Non-Traditional College students experiencing homelessness. Published research has focused primarily on the experiences of “traditional” college students (aged 18-24) experiencing homelessness and fails to account for the innate complexities, challenges, and vulnerabilities unique to non-traditional students (typically aged 24+). We hope to discover underlying phenomena that may help future research explore this routinely omitted population. Possible findings could include phenomena such as the widespread inability to obtain support services as a result of the population's complex age range.

Keywords: Homelessness, College, Non-Traditional, McKinney-Vento, Higher Education, Tertiary, Poverty, Human Services, Food Insecurity.

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