Generation Z Goes to College

Determined. Innovative. Confident. These are just some of the many characteristics of Generation Z, those born from 1995 to 2010. Although some characteristics may look similar to the Millennial Generation, Generation Z brings a whole new set of attributes and experiences to higher education. But, our structures, curriculum, environments, processes, and pedagogies were likely developed with previous generations in mind. This new cadre of students will challenge us to re-conceptualize our institutions to ensure we are providing the most meaningful and effective learning and engagement experiences possible.



Generation Z LeadsGeneration Z Leads

This specialized guide showcasing ideas and strategies for developing the leadership capacities of Generation Z students. This book covers reasons why Generation Z students may not be drawn to leadership experiences, value propositions that resonate with Generation Z students to enhance participation, marketing and recruitment strategies that align with a high-touch and high-tech generation, effective ways to structure leadership experiences, opportunities to reframe service learning to social change, ideas for integrating entrepreneurship and social innovation into the leadership curriculum, insight into the roles of mentor and adviser, effective communication strategies that work with this generation, and practices for assessing leadership development and recognizing student achievements.




ACUHO-I Talking Stick, 2018, Volume 35, Number 5, pp. 39-44.

This article offers insights for housing and residence life professionals for better understanding Generation Z residential students.


Student Engagement Revisited

NASPA Leadership Exchange, 2018, Volume 16, Number 2, pp. 20-24.

This article highlights strategies for engaging Generation Z college students on campus.


Generation Z: Educating and Engaging the Next Generation of Students

About Campus, 2017, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp. 21-26.

This article offers insights from the book, Generation Z Goes to College, on how our current cohort of traditional-aged students like to learn, engage, and serve.

Meet Generation Z

SigEp Journal, Fall 2016, pp. 24-31.

This article highlights findings from Generation Z Goes to College and describes different types of Generation Z students.


Motivation, Learning, And Communication Preferences Of Generation Z Students

eHearsay Journal, Fall 2017, pp. 4-9.

This articles offers insight on how Generation Z students are motivated, how they learn, and how they prefer to communicate.