"I Do My Thing and You Do Your Thing": Student Culture in the 1960s-1980s

    The Sixties and Seventies were the decades of profound cultural change throughout America due to events such as the Vietnam War, Civil Rights, Women's Movement, and the acceptance of drugs. As a result, many students in higher education in America changed the culture on campus. But how did the social climate of the 1960s to the early 1980s influence students at St Edward's University? And how did the student culture evolve?

    St. Edward’s University students became more outspoken for their values and beliefs on campus due to the social climate during the 1960s and early 1970s, which resulted in changing campus culture, by creatings clubs, organizations, and being able to speak about issues in the student newspaper. However, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, resulted in most of the students becoming more reserved in their personal values, beliefs, and issues. Students were seriously focused on academics of the college.