ERIC Number: ED132502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Toward the Year 2000: Perspectives on the American Fraternity Movement.
Schreck, Thomas C., Ed.
The findings of the year long study by the 80 member Bicentennial Commission on the American College Fraternity are quite positive. If the prophesies come true, the American fraternity movement in the year 2000 will indeed continue to flourish as a vital and significant force in higher education. Several conclusions that express a full sense of the Commission sessions and where there is a concensus are as follows: In the year 2000, fraternities will generally be strong and vital; able to adapt themselves effectively to major changes in both higher education and in American society at large; continue to maintain some definite relationship with academic institutions; continue to affirm their essential principles and traditions; continue to be self-governing groups; center their activities in some physical locus at an institution but not necessarily a chapter house; continue to attract superior and outstanding persons; increasingly receive support through the involvement of their alumni; continue to provide important experiences in leadership training; continue to serve as important agencies for personal development; strengthen their identities as communities of shared values; continue their commitment to the ethnic of service; gradually become more diverse and heterogeneous in their memberships; continue to base their existence on the lessons of their rituals. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fraternity Executives Association.; National Interfraternity Conference, Indianapolis, IN.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Fraternity Bicentennial Commission, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (Atlanta, Georgia, April 3-6, 1977); Paper based on the proceedings of two meetings of the American College Fraternity Bicentennial Commission (Bloomington, Indiana, July 12-16, 1976 and Williamsburg, Virginia, November 30 to December 1, 1976)