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129 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: "Why Would You Do That?": Non-Black Members of Black Fraternities and Sororities Chapter One: Brotherhood and Sisterhood: What Are Black Greek-Letter Organizations? Chapter Two: "I'm Not Trying to Be You": Identity and Boundary Work Chapter Three: On the Yard: Race on the College Campus Chapter Four: Branded for Life: The Impact of Membership Chapter Five (Conclusion): "I'm Not the First, and I Won't Be the Last": Crossing the Line, Connecting the Past and Present Methodological Appendix Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138629639 20180521
Starting in the early twentieth century and still thriving in the contemporary era, Black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) provide social support, networking opportunities, and service for the Black community. Although BGLOs have always been majority-Black organizations, there are small numbers of non-Black individuals who choose to pledge their membership. Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line explores the experiences of these non-Black members who have immersed themselves in organizations rich with Black history and culture. Through in-depth interviews with thirty-four such members, Wendy Marie Laybourn and Devon R. Goss reveal how and why these individuals come to identify with organizations designed for the uplift of races other than their own. For non-Black BGLO members, the association with a Black organization provides them the opportunity to consider the meaning of racial inequality and their own racial identities. Although many non-Black BGLO members recount challenges to their membership, the participants in Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations ultimately find a sense of belonging with their Black brothers and sisters, which Laybourn and Goss argue can provide an example of the challenges and promises of cross-racial interactions as a whole.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138629639 20180521
Education Library (Cubberley)
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vii, 306 pages ; 25 cm
  • Part one. Vice
  • Drinking games
  • Broken pledges
  • Sexual assault expected
  • The SAE law
  • Part two. Legacy
  • Sing, brothers, sing
  • Discriminating gentlement
  • Old Row
  • Part three. Rebirth
  • the phoenix
  • The lions
  • Conclusion.
"College fraternity culture has never been more embattled. Once a mainstay of campus life, fraternities are now subject to withering criticism for reinforcing white male privilege and undermining the lasting social and economic value of a college education. No fraternity embodies this problem more than Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a national organization with more than 15,000 undergraduate brothers spread over 230 chapters nationwide. While SAE enrollment is still strong, it has been pilloried for what John Hechinger calls "the unholy trinity of fraternity life": racism, deadly drinking, and misogyny. Hazing rituals have killed ten undergraduates in its chapters since 2005, and, in 2015, a video of a racist chant breaking out among its Oklahoma University members went viral. That same year, SAE was singled out by a documentary on campus rape, The Hunting Ground. Yet despite these problems and others, SAE remains a large institution with strong ties to Wall Street and significant political reach. In True Gentlemen, Hechinger embarks on a deep investigation of SAE and fraternity culture generally, exposing the vast gulf between its founding ideals and the realities of its impact on colleges and the world at large. He shows how national fraternities are reacting to a slowly dawning new reality, and asks what the rest of us should do about it. Should we ban them outright, or will they only be driven underground? Can an institution this broken be saved? With rare access and skillful storytelling, Hechinger draws a fascinating and necessary portrait of an institution in deep need of reform, and makes a case for how it can happen"-- Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xxiii, 202 pages ; 23 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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1 online resource (178 pages).
  • Executive Summary ix Foreword xv Introduction 1 Terminology 3 Problem Statement 4 Purpose of the Monograph 5 Research Questions 5 Importance of the Topic 6 Research Approach 8 Theoretical Consideration 9 Organization of This Monograph 11 Alcohol-Related Behavioral Effects 13 Context 14 Research Design and Terminology 15 Criticisms of the Terminology 17 Rates and Statistics 17 Binge Drinking 18 Heavy Episodic Drinking (HED) 20 Problem Drinking, Alcoholism, and Alcohol Dependence 21 Weekly and Monthly Consumption 22 Special Occasion/High-Risk Drinking 23 Predisposition to Join, Previous Alcohol Experience, and Other Controls 25 The New Member Education Period 27 Socialization and Organizational Effects 28 Consumption at Fraternity Parties 30 Fraternity and Sorority Houses 32 Other Comparisons Within Groups 35 Comparisons to Athletes 37 Comparisons to Other Campus-Based Organizations 39 Consumption Patterns During and After College 42 Summary of Findings 42 Other Behavioral Effects 47 Hazing 47 Hazing Research in Journal Articles 49 Hazing Research in Other Publications 52 Sex-Related Research: Instruments, Terminology, and Criticism 54 Rape Myths, Beliefs, and Bystander Intervention 56 Sexual Aggression and Coercion 58 Sorority as At-Risk Group for Sexual Assault 59 Comparing Fraternity Members to Athletes 62 Other Drug Use 63 Smoking, Other Tobacco, and Salvia divinorum 64 Ecstasy, Marijuana, and Opioid Analgesics 66 Illegal Use of Stimulant Drugs 67 Academic Dishonesty 68 Fake ID Use and Gambling 70 Other Research 73 Summary of Findings 74 Psychosocial Effects 79 Attitudes and Values Toward Self 79 Fraternity Involvement and Identity Formation 81 Sorority Involvement and Identity Formation 84 Sorority Body Image and Disordered Eating 87 Similarities in Identity Formation and Body Image 90 Depression, Self-Esteem, and Sense of Belonging 91 Moral Development and Ethical Issues 93 Attitudes Toward Others 94 Understanding Others and Diverse Experiences 95 Summary of Findings 97 Educational Effects 101 Research Methods and Terminology 102 Critical Thinking and Reasoning Skills 104 Academic Performance, Persistence, and Graduation 105 Other Educational Effects 106 Within-Group Comparison 107 Summary of Findings 108 Recommendations for Practice and Research 111 Recommendations for Campus Professionals and Policy Makers 111 Recommendations for Alumni and Volunteers 114 Recommendations for Inter/National Professionals 115 Recommendations for Fraternity and Sorority Collegiate Members 116 Recommendations for Future Research 118 Recommendations for Refining Research 120 Conclusion 121 References 123 Name Index 141 Subject Index 149 About the Authors 155.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118866917 20180530
Despite negative connotations and empirical evidence to support detrimental aspects of fraternity and sorority membership, decades of nationally representative data show students remain interested in joining. This monograph reconsiders the value of membership, based on scholarly research published since 1996 in the following ways: Through identifying behavioral, psychological and educational outcomes of fraternity/sorority involvementBy differentiating outcomes between and among organizationsThrough recommending implications for policy and practice based on research. Findings revealed an unexpected amount of scholarly research interest on fraternity and sorority involvement, and membership correlates in the last two decades from a variety of disciplines. Despite a disproportionate focus on behavioral correlates, such as alcohol use, hazing and sexual assault, researchers in the past decade have slowly added psychosocial and educational considerations, building toward a more holistic understanding of outcomes related to involvement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118866917 20180530
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525 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm.
The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. Black Greek letter organizations were also created to foster a sense of community among African American students on college campuses, and among their ranks are legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes. Nikki Giovanni, Cornell West, Martin Luther King Jr., Shaquille O'Neal, Toni Morrison, Bill Cosby, and W.E.B. DuBois were all members of black fraternities and sororities, and these groups continue to have a strong presence on campuses today. Offering a comprehensive overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that propelled the creation of these groups, this collection of original essays references the profound contributions that black Greek letter organizations and their members have made to American history. The contributors also examine current black Greek life and culture, addressing issues such as hazing and branding that are, perhaps unfairly, often at the forefront of discussions about these organizations. African American Fraternities and Sororities is the authoritative history of these influential and sometimes controversial organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813123448 20160528
The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. With a strong presence that endures on today's campuses, African American fraternities and sororities claim legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes in their ranks. In this second edition of African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, editors Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips have added new chapters that address issues such as the role of Christian values in black Greek-letter organisations and the persistence of hazing. Offering an overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that have shaped these groups, African American Fraternities and Sororities explores the profound contributions that black Greek-letter organisations and their members have made to America. New in the second edition: * Examination of the relationship between Christian values and organisational identity * Investigation of hazing rituals * Survey of academic performance in black Greek-letter organisations * Discourse on notions of masculinity in black Greek-letter organisations * Accounts of the professional lives of black Greek luminaries .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813136622 20160614
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xvii, 342 p. ; 24 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xii, 206 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xvi, 343 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Contents List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments Prologue: Peering into the Rooms of a Fraternity's Far Past Stage Directions: Setting the Scene Program for Act I Act I: The Nursery: Brotherhood in the First House of Zeta Psi Program for Act II Act II: The Never Land: The Fraternity and the University to 1910 Program for Act III Act III: The Mermaids' Lagoon: Coeds and Pirates Threaten Peter's Tribe Program for Act IV Act IV: The House Underground: Zeta Psi's New House Program for Act V Act V: The Pirate Ship: The Public Face of Iota Epilogue: When the Zetes Grew Up Appendix: Membership of Zeta Psi Iota as Compiled from Alumni Registers, Wall Panels, and Yearbooks Notes Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520260603 20160604
"The Lost Boys of Zeta Psi" takes us inside the secret, amusing, and sometimes mundane world of a California fraternity around 1900. Gleaning history from recent archaeological excavations and from such intriguing sources as oral histories, architecture, and photographs, Laurie A. Wilkie uncovers details of everyday life in the first fraternity at the University of California, Berkeley, and sets this story into the rich social and historical context of West Coast America at the turn of the last century. In particular, Wilkie examines men's coming-of-age experiences in a period when gender roles and relations were undergoing dramatic changes. Her innovative study illuminates shifting notions of masculinity and at the same time reveals new insights about the inner workings of fraternal orders and their role in American society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520260603 20160604
Education Library (Cubberley)
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320 p. ; 24 cm.
  • From the beginning : a history of college fraternities and sororities / Craig L. Torbenson
  • Links, legacies, and letters : a cultural history of Black Greek-letter organizations / Deborah E. Whaley
  • Asian Americans in sororities and fraternities : in search of a home and place / Edith Wen-Chu Chen
  • Nuestra historia y futuro (our history and future) : Latino(a) Greek fraternities and sororities / Susana M. Munoz and Juan R. Guardia
  • Preserving and creating traditions : a native American emergence in Greek organizations / Linda Kelly
  • Multicutural fraternities and sororities: a hodgepodge of transient multiethnic groups / Amy E. Wells and Mark K. Dolan
  • Challenging the heterosexual model of brotherhood : the gay fraternity's dilemma / King-To Yeung
  • Praising God and maintaining tradition : religious diversity within fraternities and sororities / Craig L. Torbenson
  • Rushing the wall, crossing the sands : cross-racial membership in U.S. college fraternities and sororities / Matthew W. Hughey.
The 1950s are arguably the watershed era in the civil rights movement with the landmark Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, and the desegregation of Little Rock (Arkansas) High School in 1957. It was during this period - 1955 to be exact - that sociologist Alfred M. Lee published his seminal work "Fraternities without Brotherhood: A Study of Prejudice on the American Campus". Lee's book was the first and last book to explore diversity within college fraternal groups. More than fifty years later, Craig L. Torbenson and Gregory S. Parks revisit this issue more broadly in their edited volume "Brothers and Sisters: Diversity in College Fraternities and Sororities". This volume draws from a variety of disciplines in an attempt to provide a holistic analysis of diversity within collegiate fraternal life. It also brings a wide range of scholarly approaches to the inquiry of diversity within college fraternities and sororities. It explores not only from whence these groups have come but where they are currently situated and what issues arise as they progress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780838641941 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xvi, 412 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Camaraderie and resistance : the founding and function of college fraternities
  • The sacred, the secular, and the manly
  • Very fraternally yours : national brotherhood in the nineteenth century
  • Greeks and barbs : social class and the rise of the fraternity in the postbellum years
  • Fussers and fast women : fraternity men in the 1920s
  • Democracy, drinking, and violence : post-World War II fraternities.
This title presents Frat boy behavior and its consequences. Here is the first book to recount the full history of white college fraternities in America. Nicholas Syrett traces these organizations from their days in antebellum all-male schools to the sprawling modern-day college campus, paying special attention to how fraternity brothers have defined masculinity over the course of their 180-year history.Based on extensive research at twelve different schools and analyzing at least twenty national fraternities, "The Company He Keeps" explores the formation of what Syrett calls 'fraternal masculinity'. He describes how men have gained prestige and respect, especially from other men, by being masculine. Many factors - such as class, religiosity, race, sexuality, athleticism, intelligence, and recklessness - have contributed to particular versions of fraternal masculinity at different times. Whatever the criteria, Syrett demonstrates the ways that fraternity brothers' masculinity has had consequences for other students on campus as well, not just through exclusion from the organizations themselves but often from college life more broadly. He argues that fraternity men have often proved their masculinity by using their classmates as foils.Syrett also investigates the culture of sexual exploitation that had made its home in college fraternities by the early twentieth century. He offers explanations for the origins of this phenomenon and why it persists. He also recounts the hidden history of gay men who have made their home in college fraternities since the early twentieth century.Readers will find in "The Company He Keeps" not only an engaging history of white college fraternities, but also an insightful account of the evolution of a much more widespread culture of youthful and sexually aggressive masculinity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807832530 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xvi, 412 p. : ports.
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xviii, 490 p., [11] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : toward a critical scholarship / Gregory S. Parks
  • The first and finest : the founders of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity / Stefan Bradley
  • The vision of virtuous women : the twenty pearls of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority / Stephanie Y. Evans
  • The last shall be first : the founders of Omega Psi Phi fraternity / Judson L. Jeffries
  • Women of vision, catalysts for change : the founders of Delta Sigma Theta sorority / Jessica Harris
  • Constitutionally bound : the founders of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta sorority / Matthew W. Hughey
  • The pride of all our hearts : the founders of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity / Michael E. Jennings
  • Seven schoolteachers challenge the Klan : the founders of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority / Bernadette Pruitt, Caryn E. Neumann, and Katrina Hamilton
  • A narrative critique of black Greek-letter organizations and social action / Jessica Harris and Vernon C. Mitchell, Jr.
  • Black feminist thought in black sororities / Caryn E. Neumann
  • Giving and getting: philanthropic activity among black Greek-letter organizations / Marybeth Gasman, Patricia Louison, and Mark Barnes
  • Strategic essentialism and black Greek identity in the postmodern era / Cynthia Lynne Shelton
  • "I've got all my sisters with me" : black women's organizations in the twenty-first century / Shirley A. Jackson
  • Sisterhood beyond the ivory tower : an exploration of black sorority alumnae membership / Marcia D. Hernandez
  • Exploring black Greek-letter organizations through a positive organizing lens / Laura Morgan Roberts and Lynn Perry Wooten
  • Not on my line : attitudes about homosexuality in black fraternities / Alan D. DeSantis and Marcus Coleman
  • "I did it for the brotherhood" : nonblack members in black Greek-letter organizations / Matthew W. Hughey
  • Eating disorders within African American sororities / Tamika C. Zapolski and Gregory T. Smith
  • Modern fraternities, ancient origins / Charles S. Finch III
  • "'Cuz I'm young and I'm black and my hat's real low?" : a critique of black Greeks as "educated gangs" / Matthew W. Hughey
  • Black and white Greeks : a call for collaboration / Edward G. Whipple, Martin Crichlow, and Sally Click
  • Advising black Greek-letter organizations: a student development approach / Ralph Johnson ... [et al.].
For much of the twentieth century, black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) united individuals dedicated to excellence, fostering kinship ties, and uplifting African Americans. Despite the profound influence of BGLOs, many now question the continuing relevance of these groups, arguing that their golden age has passed. Partly because of the influence of hip-hop culture, the image of BGLOs has been unfairly reduced to a stereotype - a world of hazing and stepping without any real substance. Not only does the general public know very little about these groups, but often the members themselves do not have a deep understanding of their history and culture or of the issues facing their organizations.Gregory S. Parks has assembled an impressive group of contributors to show that the BGLOs' most important work lies ahead. "Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-first Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun" provides historical context for the development of BGLOs and explores their service activities as well as their relationships with other prominent African American institutions. The book examines BGLOs' responses to a number of contemporary issues, including non-black membership, homosexuality within membership, and the perception of BGLOs as educated gangs, in order to demonstrate that these organizations can create a positive and enduring future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813124919 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xi, 211 p. : ill., music.
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267 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : life at Greek University
  • Understanding gender
  • Studs and virgins
  • The tough guy and his date (rape)
  • Her laxatives, his steroids
  • Bros before hos
  • Soccer moms and corporate dads
  • Cleaning up after the party.
One in ten American college students joins a fraternity or sorority, and Greek social organizations produce a disproportionately large percentage of power brokers in business and politics. Statistics show that while these future leaders are on campus, they are much more likely than non-Greek students to engage in binge drinking and to be either the perpetrators or victims of sexual assault. In "Inside Greek U.", Alan D. DeSantis takes an in-depth look at the lessons that Greek organizations teach their members about gender, drawing on evidence gathered in hundreds of focus-group sessions and personal interviews and from his years of experience as a Greek faculty advisor. "Inside Greek U." reveals a culture that imbues its members with the sense that "real men" must be unemotional, promiscuous, violent, and aggressively masculine, while "nice girls" should be nurturing, passive, domestic, and purely feminine. These rigid formulations contribute to maladaptive behaviors and beliefs, such as eating disorders, body image distortions, homophobia, and date rape and other sexual misconduct. "Inside Greek U." aims to reform the Greek system rather than eliminate it or sanction contempt for its members. DeSantis identifies narrow definitions of gender that impede Greek students' intellectual and emotional development and seeks to broaden these definitions, thereby expanding the range of acceptable choices available to fraternity and sorority members before and after graduation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813124681 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
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128 p. : ill., ports., music ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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viii, 496 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. Black Greek letter organizations were also created to foster a sense of community among African American students on college campuses, and among their ranks are legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes. Nikki Giovanni, Cornell West, Martin Luther King Jr., Shaquille O'Neal, Toni Morrison, Bill Cosby, and W.E.B. DuBois were all members of black fraternities and sororities, and these groups continue to have a strong presence on campuses today. Offering a comprehensive overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that propelled the creation of these groups, this collection of original essays references the profound contributions that black Greek letter organizations and their members have made to American history. The contributors also examine current black Greek life and culture, addressing issues such as hazing and branding that are, perhaps unfairly, often at the forefront of discussions about these organizations. African American Fraternities and Sororities is the authoritative history of these influential and sometimes controversial organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813123448 20160528
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xxi, 328 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)