Tradition with a Capital “T” explores the value of campus traditions in higher education. Literature regarding tradition and campus traditions answers the question “what is tradition?” and investigates the role of tradition in higher education. Original research sought to survey student, personnel, and general perceptions of the value of campus traditions in higher education through a qualitative, phenomenological approach focused on a single campus tradition. In order to obtain a holistic perspective, the researcher conducted a review of archival resources and interviews with students, faculty, staff, and administrators connected to the campus tradition. Three themes surfaced from the archival research regarding this campus tradition: change, growth, and criticism. Five themes emerged from the interviews regarding the value of this tradition, and campus traditions in general: community, bonding, unity, connections, and identity. Based on these findings, several implications for practice and research also surface for higher education practitioners. This research confirmed the value of campus traditions and identified their specific value in higher education.
Morris, Morgan K.
"Tradition with a Captial "T": The Value of Campus Traditions,"
Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development: Vol. 17
, Article 3.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/acsd_growth/vol17/iss17/3