ERIC Number: EJ708857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-16
Reference Count: N/A
Alternatives to Greek-Letter Organizations Warrant a Second Look
David, Marc C.
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n22 p32 Dec 2004
Because of the discriminatory practices and lack of appeal of many predominantly White Greek-letter organizations, students of color sought the development of their own. Alpha Phi Alpha, Rho Psi, MALIK Sigma Psi, Lambda Theta Phi, and Alpha Pi Omega set the stage for later African American, Asian, African, Latino and American Indian Greek-letter organizations respectively. In addition, the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community broke a barrier by forming Delta Lambda Phi as a fraternity that does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
Descriptors: Social Life, Females, Law Enforcement, Sexual Orientation, Ethnic Groups, Social Networks, Hazing, African American Students, Sororities, Fraternities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York