Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


College Student Personnel

Major Professor

Terrell L. Strayhorn

Committee Members

Norma Mertz, Jane Redmond


Research on college students and student groups is so important because student populations are continuously changing and administrators must keep up to meet the needs of evolving students. In particular, African American and Latino fraternities and sororities are different from majority Greek organizations. Their differences are sometimes clustered together although these are two very different cultural groups. Through interviews with these two groups of students, the principal investigator attempted to better understand the experiences of African American and Latino fraternity and sorority members as well as their similarities and differences. The examination of results identify several themes outlining the experiences of these groups of students as well as explained the differences in the initial contact with the organization and the membership intake experiences.

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