ShouldFemale Students Live On Campus
Campusis vital to the educational experience as well as the holisticdevelopment of students. Residing on campus exposes a student to someexperiences, which eventually shape a person into what they become.There are some advantages as well as disadvantages of residing oncampus, and a first-year student who decides to reside on campus willexperience some situations. Therefore, it is necessary to gaugecampus life and weigh the advantages as well as the disadvantages ofcampus life. Furthermore, through such an assessment, one will beable to decide whether or not life on campus is beneficial to them ornot. This research, therefore, gives a detailed account of thebenefits and demerits of campus life, therefore determining theconsequences of permitting a freshman student to reside on campus asthey take a course. A freshman campus student will benefit fromliving on campus as they study, and it will have a positive impact ontheir life.
Thereare significant advantages of letting female students live on campus,and it has been proven that there are advantages as to why femalestudents should live on campus. It has been demonstrated that femalestudents have a better performance as compared their malecounterparts. One advantage of female students is the fact that theyhave been able to maintain healthy relationships with their femalecounterparts. It has been documented that female students are atbetter at taking control of situations as compared to their malecounterparts (Bander 15). One major issue that may be worth mentionedis the act that male students are at a disadvantage compared to otherstudents. One advantage of living campus is the fact that in fewyears has a significant determination of how the campus is going tobe. Living on campus will give the student hands-on experience of thecollege life and therefore enable a student to have capabilities forhandling campus life. College life is more understandable for astudent who living on the campus as compared to one who is not.
Anotheradvantage of living on campus is the guarantee of comfortable living.Muslim, Karim, and Abdulla state that “Developing an understandingof student satisfaction is necessary for determining the effect thatit has on students” (Muslim, Karim and Abdullah 604). It is simplerto relate with other students and, therefore, there is access to moreamenities and facilities such as the gym, hospital as well as thekitchen. Students who are on campus can easily access these servicesany time that they may have the requirement to do so. First-yearstudents who live on campus can also enjoy convenience because theycan enjoy easy access to the classroom, playground or even library.Commuting is usually a tiresome expense, but students who live withinthe school can adapt to the independent style of living. First-yearstudents can also get easy access to sports clubs or any otherfacilities that they may desire. Another advantage of living oncampus is the availability of specialized communities for thesestudents (Bander, 21).These specialized areas of campus aredesignated for functional purposes but can perform specialized tasksfor these students. Therefore, freshmen students can enjoy the realuniversity experience and feel like they are part of the campus.Another advantage that living on campus has to offer is academicsupport. Freshmen students can access academic support at any timeand fellow students as well as teachers who can assist them at anytime that they may need such assistance surround them.
Furthermore,friends are also available to give these students help whenever theyencounter problems that are academic or not. Freshmen students wholive on campus have less to worry about, and they can cope with somesituations at ease. These university students spend relatively lesson bills, and these include such bills as rent. Electricity or water.The social aspect of life is also advantageous for campus students,and they can enjoy the opportunity to get a large number of friends(Johnson 22).The experiences of living on campus will enable studentsthe chance to have a close-knit community who are constantly there tosupport them whenever they have the opportunity. This is especiallycrucial for students who are in their first year as they can quicklyimprove their social circle and expand their social knowledge. Suchopportunities enable the reality of diversity, and these students cangain skills that extend beyond diversity. They can broaden theirhorizons, and they can obtain new information on various aspects thatdefine their life and scope of living. Another advantage of living oncampus is the fact that freshmen students can experience the realfreshman experience and they can adapt quickly to college life. Theexperience of living on campus is essential, and they can experiencebetter performances in the classroom as extracurricular activities inthe campus. There are compelling statistics, which reveal that theperformance of such students is to the required level.
Anotherimportant fact to consider is the fact that students on campus haveto spend less on the daily commuter costs and other miscellaneousexpenses that may arise from time to time. They benefit from the factthat they have easy access to the campus and thus do not spendadditional sums on money on other items that they may not havepreviously have not needed. Such costs as insurance, gas, parking andthe rest may have an overall effect on the life of students. Anotherbenefit of campus living is the fact that first-year students whochoose to live on the campus are the first steps to independence andthey are usually on the steps of self-reliance. (Bander 17) .Theyhave the chance to develop essential skills that are necessary forsurvival in the outside world, and these include various aspects suchas autonomy. There is also the networking aspect of things as thesestudents can build lifelong connections and they can meet new peopleand at the same time develop lifetime relationships. They can enjoyan easier transition into adulthood, and at the same time, they enjoyeverything that the campus has to offer.
Studentswho live on campus can enjoy the social advantage, and it has beenproven that freshmen students who choose to live on the campus oftendevelop lifelong friendships easier, and these are more lasting andefficient. The educational aspect of growth benefits as well as thepersonal aspect of growth and therefore it is advantageous forfreshmen students who decide to live on the campus. Living on campusprovides students with easier access to amenities and thereforeenables them to access an earlier time to these universityrequirements that are associated with the holistic learningexperience. Such students can graduate with an added life advantagebecause they have acquired some qualities such as respect, toleranceand the ability to live and correlate with other students who theymay encounter. The overall values that such students gain areinstrumental in the formation of their personality in general.However, though living the campus is preferred, there somedisadvantages that is associated with a student living on the campus(Bander 22).One general aspect of campus living is the fact that suchstudents are living in a controlled environment. These students arebeing monitored in every activity that they are doing, and thereforethey are under considerable pressure to maintain the campus rules andfollow all the procedures that are expected of them.
Anothersignificant aspect of campus living is the diversity factor, and thismay influence the way that students live. There are students ofdifferent races, cultures, and lifestyles who reside within thecampus. Therefore, ones may find themselves in a situation where theyare exposed to different habits from various students of which somemay be detrimental. It is easier for on-campus students to pick suchhabits and since one may find themselves stuck with a roommate, theymay find it difficult to accommodate various behaviors that they mayencounter. Another disadvantage of living on the campus is the factthat these students have a small living environment with limitedspacing (De Arujo, Pedro, and Murray 6).The students have tocommunally share such amenities as bathrooms and toilets due to thesmall spacing that they have. Housekeeping skills may also be vitalas one may have minimal housekeeping skills and at the same time haveto live with a person who is intolerable. One must also be able toconsider their security and there are higher chances of freshmenstudents experiencing theft within the campus. Another issue that maybe disadvantageous of living in the school, especially withfirst-year students is the fact that they may experience a lack ofprivacy. Often, university students who reside within theinstitutions may experience a lack of privacy. A student may findhimself or herself living with at least one roommate, and such aperson may quickly gain vital information concerning one’s privatelife. Living on campus exposes one to spying or gossip and a roommatemay be easily compelled to expose one’s private life to those thatthey may interact with. There is another disadvantage of studentliving on campus, and this is the constant distractions that mayinfluence such a student.
Afreshman student comes from a different environment, and upon joiningcollege, one may realize that the life is very noisy and active. Thesocial aspect of such a scenario ensures that such a student will notbe lonely. However, the student may be easily influenced to somevices due to these bad habits. (De Arujo, Pedro and Murray 3).Manyactivities surround the life of a student on campus, and thediversity may lead one to pick up detrimental habits as well. Afirst-year student in the university will realize the fact that thereare less self-control and discipline within the campus. A studentliving high school will find it strange that there is minimalsupervision within the campus and less control. The school is full ofpersonal choices, and a student is free to do anything that theydesire. The lack of scrutiny, as well as guaranteed independence, maysee a student easily pick up bad habits such as drug abuse oralcoholism. Another disadvantage of campus living is theinconvenience caused by abrupt school breaks. According to Karim,Muslim, and Abdullah “The matter of student housing has beenaddressed from some viewpoints.” (Karim, Muslim, and Abdullah604).When the school closes due to different scenarios, a student mayfind themselves in a fix because of unexplained dorm closings. Whenthe campus closes, the student will often have to find alternativeaccommodation.
Ifthe student comes from another area of residence, then this may becostly for them, as they may have to find the alternative home attheir convenience as well as cost. Another disadvantage ofresidential campus for students of college is the fact that thecollege rules still apply whether or no they are in class. Thoughthere is freedom, the freedom comes with limits. The behavior ofcampus students is always being monitored, and many times theiractions may come under scrutiny. Another significant disadvantage ofcampus living that first-year students may experience is the factthat living is often customized. The student can only have a fewessential things in the dormitory, and this means that the life thatthey live is one they are not accustomed to. Therefore, such studentsmay feel inconvenienced or experience frustration due to lack offreedom.
Thoughliving on campus while the study may be challenging for a campusstudent, there are realistic benefits for a freshman student whodecides to reside on campus. By living in the school, a student candevelop the social aspect of their life and character. Furthermore,such an experience will enable a student to gain a new perspective oflife, which involves the awareness of a necessity for restraint andself-discipline in all undertakings. Apart from that, such a studentwill also develop social skills that will be of benefit in life.Through residing on campus, the freshman student will slowly developinto a mature and well-rounded individual who is constantly aware oftheir surroundings. They will also realize the significance ofacademic performance and strive to succeed in their studies.Therefore, it is recommendable for a freshman campus student toreside on campus, and it will be of much benefit to them.
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