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ERIC Number: ED555357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 216
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3034-2910-1
Anti-Discrimination in a Contemporary American Fraternity: A Case Study
Richardson, Matthew R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
This doctoral dissertation is an empirical study employing the case study research design and aims at gathering the perspectives of fraternity men concerning the utility of anti-discrimination clauses in protecting minority members' interests and contributing to a sense of belonging. The case includes a mixed methodology of a survey, focus group interviews, document review, and one on one interviews in terms of data collection. The participants in this study are active and alumni fraternity men affiliated with a social fraternity in the North American Interfraternity Conference. The active member sample comes from a single chapter of the organization at a large, research, public institution in the northeastern region of the United States. The alumni were selected based in consultation with the leadership of the organization. The data indicates that the sampled chapter of the organization has a generally welcoming environment to men of different races, religions, and sexual orientations, but that fraternity bylaws and antidiscrimination clauses are not credited by members for this. Instead, a welcoming organizational climate as promoted within the given chapter allows for this appreciation of diversity to continue. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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