The overall purpose of this qualitative study was to better understand the religious experiences of Black students at a Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) institution. The researcher interviewed 22 participants at a private Christian university and analyzed the data using in vivo coding, constant comparison, and thematic analysis. Findings suggest formal religious activities that are required and presumed by the institution to be nurturing can have the opposite effect for some Black students at the institution. The researcher identified three major themes regarding how Black students perceive and experience religious activity. The themes provide helpful insight regarding participants’ thoughts related to dissatisfaction and concerns, acknowledgment of personal growth, and feedback on religious programming. The themes are presented and discussed along with implications for practice.
"The Lived Religious Experience of Black Students at a Southeastern CCCU Institution,"
Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development: Vol. 22:
22, Article 4.
Available at: https://pillars.taylor.edu/acsd_growth/vol22/iss22/4
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