The Study of Living Learning Programs (SILLP) is now the Assessment of Collegiate Residential Environments and Outcomes (ACREO).
About the Survey
ACREO is a non-profit study based at The Ohio State University.
All compensation ACREO receives goes to supporting graduate education in Student Affairs & Higher Education.
The Assessment of Collegiate Residential Environments and Outcomes (ACREO) assesses the influence of residential environments on academic, intellectual, and social outcomes of college students. We invite your institution to participate in this national study, which will inform the conversation about effective student affairs practices in higher education for years to come.
ACREO is led by Dr. Matthew J. Mayhew, Ph.D., author of the most recent volume of How College Affects Students: 21st Century Evidence that Higher Education Works, and draws from the knowledge of seasoned residential life and housing professionals as well as scholars of student learning and development. The study is based on the information gathered from an empirically validated measure of college student experiences with residential programs. Its status as a multi-institution study allows for national and peer-level benchmarking.
ACREO is designed first and foremost as an assessment tool. It explores the relationships between institutional structures, forms of engagement, and student academic, intellectual, and social outcomes. However, it continues and improves upon previous research by providing current insight into how student outcomes vary by college housing arrangements.