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ERIC Number: EJ1219033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
"They Don't Even Know That We Exist": Exploring Sense of Belonging within Sorority and Fraternity Communities for Latina/o Members
Garcia, Crystal E.
Journal of College Student Development, v60 n3 p319-336 May-Jun 2019
In this qualitative, multiple-case study, I explored the perceptions of members of Latinx/a/o--based sororities and fraternities and their feelings of belonging within the greater fraternity and sorority life (FSL) community. Findings reflect the salience of race and privilege in participant experiences as individuals recognized their organizations as different worlds from sororities and fraternities within the National Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council. Critical Race Theory and LatCrit were used to examine the roles of race and racism within the FSL community while also underscoring the unique experiences of Latina/o FSL members from 2 large, predominantly White universities in the Midwest. Findings suggest implications for addressing inequity within FSL communities and recommendations for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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