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Undocumented Student Mattering
Barriers to living on campus were rooted in family expectations,
but participants also noted a desire for the mattering that
they perceived comes from connecting to immersive
campus experiences, including living in campus housing.
LIMITATIONS
The current study sample size and focus were impacted by institutional review board
and external grant constraints regarding funding and timelines, along with ethical considerations
that arose as the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. As such, it was beyond the
scope and capacity of the current study to expand the sample size, gather data from
undocumented students living on campus, or complete an analysis of the pandemic's
impact on students that might have included determining how childcare shutdowns
and remote learning affected undocumented college students helping at home. These
realities of qualitative research relate to " what can be done with the available time and
resources " (Patton, 2015, p. 311). Also, due to the nature of the realities preventing these
students from living on campus and pandemic-induced campus shutdowns, none of
the participants lived on campus. However, these stories still provided valuable knowledge
about why these students had to live off campus and important insights into their
perceptions of how campus living can facilitate mattering. These stories are one piece
of a broader, complex puzzle, and future studies could also include data from undocumented
students who have lived on campus.
FINDINGS
Participants' stories highlighted the feelings of marginality caused by the many barriers
to living on campus, especially family expectations and travel logistics.
Family Expectations
Barriers to living on campus were rooted in family expectations, but participants also
noted a desire for the mattering that they perceived comes from connecting to immersive
campus experiences, including living in campus housing. Family expectations
were tied to the cultural norms in collectivist cultures, and respondents acknowledged
the responsibility of staying home to help parents care for siblings and understood
that doing so would save money. For example, Little Johnny, a Latinx man from the
mid-South majoring in business economics, explained matter of factly that " as a Latinx
community, typically we don't leave our house until we're married. " Respondents also
emphasized the need to better include family members in outreach efforts conducted
in their native language. In fact, Little Johnny emphasized that ongoing parental outreach
is his " number one suggestion " for removing the barriers to living on campus.
Eddy, a Mexican man from the West Coast majoring in sociology, offered the specific
suggestion that multilingual translators could be available to help families feel included
and felt assured that his parents " would definitely appreciate someone who spoke
Spanish and who had a sense of understanding of the community. Especially if they
were coming from a Latino background. "
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