Date of Award
Educational Leadership and Administration
Dr. Jesus Cisneros
In 2021 the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) jointly published recommendations for higher educational professionals on the future of fraternity and sorority life. Among these recommendations was a focus on the communication between campus leaders and students and the need to better understand the beliefs, motivations, and chapter culture. In addition, AFA pillars include advancing the research of the fraternity and sorority community to engage in and provide scholarly work to higher education professionals.In the fall of 2021, the University of Texas at El Paso hosted the Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform's Fraternity and Sorority Experience Survey of their fraternity and sorority community. The quantitative research in this paper includes exploring the reasons students joined their fraternity or sorority, the positive impact of their chapter experience, and the value of their fraternity and sorority life experience on their overall college experience. This data was compared by gender and Latinx students to their non-Latinx counterparts. The results show women and men differed in their top reasons for joining an organization, but no difference when comparing the Latinx and non-Latinx students. There was also no significant difference in the positive impact of their chapter or the value of the fraternity and sorority life experience on their overall collegiate experience in either grouping. With little research available on the fraternal experience at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) or the comparing of the fraternity and sorority life experience of Latinx to non-Latinx students at an HSI, these data provides valuable insight for future research.
Recieved from ProQuest
Suttmiller, Victoria, "The Fraternity And Sorority Experiences Of Students At A Hispanic-Serving Institution" (2023). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 4024.