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Crawford, Lizabeth A.; Novak, Katherine B. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2020
In this paper we assess the extent to which social cap- ital affects the student activity-drinking relationship. Hierarchical OLS regressions (n=167) showed that bridging social capital closed the gap in alcohol consumption between students who spent little, versus a lot of, time participating in sports/fitness activities by reducing how…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Drinking, Social Capital, Alcohol Abuse
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Yockey, R. Andrew; King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2020
Alcohol use among college students is a national health concern. The epidemiology of alcohol use among Middle Eastern college students remains to be investigated. This study sought to understand the epidemiology of recent alcohol use among Middle Eastern college students. We use data from the 2017 to 2018 Healthy Minds Study to identify predictors…
Descriptors: College Students, Epidemiology, Drinking, Predictor Variables
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Kumler, Lori M.; Whittaker, Brianna M. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2020
In presidential election years such as 2016, colleges and universities across the country devote substantial time and resources to student debate watch events in hopes of engaging students in the election and of generally enhancing political engagement. Few studies examine the effectiveness or potential role of such events for college students'…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, College Students, Citizen Participation
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Garcia, Crystal Eufemia – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2020
This qualitative critical narrative inquiry explored how members of Latina/o sororities and fraternities perceived campus climates for racial and ethnic diversity at predominantly White institutions. Using the multicontextual model for diverse learning environments, findings point to the significance of participants' recognition of a misalignment…
Descriptors: Ethnic Diversity, Minority Group Students, Sororities, Fraternities
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Garcia, Crystal E. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2020
This qualitative, multiple case study explored the role of involvement in a particular university subculture, Latina/o sororities and fraternities, in how Latina/o college students develop and make meaning of their sense of belonging within predominantly White institutions. Findings address ways Latina/o college students described their…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Interpersonal Relationship, Whites, Institutional Characteristics
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Arellano, Lucy – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2020
This study explored the reasons Latin@s join Latino fraternities and Latina sororities at a university in the southwestern United States. Via a phenomenological approach, it uncovered the unique placement of Latino Greek-letter organizations and their role in the success of Latin@ students by embodying the intersectionality of academics, social…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Sororities, Fraternities
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Davis, Kimberly R.; Molleno, Catherine G.; Thomas, Blake M. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2020
At Kingsman University (KU), fraternity and sorority life is as central to campus culture as its athletic teams. Included in that culture are alcohol abuse, mistrust of the institution, and failure to act when a situation turns dire. Furthermore, some people suspect that fraternities and sororities perpetuate racism. Following a near-fatal…
Descriptors: Hazing, School Culture, Change Strategies, Campuses
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Pilar, Meagan R.; Cunningham-Williams, Renee M.; Williams Woodson, Sha-Lai L. – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: 10-50% of college students meet the diagnostic criteria for one or more mental illnesses; unfortunately, less than half seek treatment. This study assessed the predictive power of specific variables on students' use of on-campus mental health resources using the American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment…
Descriptors: College Students, Access to Health Care, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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Feldwisch, Rachel P.; Whiston, Susan C.; Arackal, Isabella J. – Journal of College Counseling, 2020
This study examined the effectiveness of Safe Sisters, a sexual assault bystander intervention program that targets members of college sororities. Analysis of covariance results show significant differences between treatment and waitlist control groups on posttest scores for action, bystander efficacy, intent to help friends, and intent to help…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Crime, College Students, Sororities
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Witcraft, Sara M.; Smith, C. Veronica; Pollard, M. Ann; Dixon, Laura J. – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: Compared to nonaffiliated students, Greek students engage in higher rates of prescription drug abuse (PDA). We examined PDA among Greek students compared to non-Greek students, and whether PDA in high school predicted joining a Greek organization in college. Participants: From November to December 2014, 509 undergraduate students at a…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, High Schools, Comparative Analysis, Sororities
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Binder, Amy J.; Abel, Andrea R. – Sociology of Education, 2019
The study of elites is enjoying a revival at a time of increasing economic inequality. Sociologists of education have been leaders in this area, researching how affluent families position their children to compete favorably in a highly stratified higher education system. However, scholars have done less research on how students do symbolic work of…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Students, Social Status
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Allan, Elizabeth J.; Kerschner, David; Payne, Jessica M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This investigation reports findings from survey data collected from 5,880 students enrolled at seven U.S. research universities. Building on previous studies, this investigation found that hazing occurred across a range of student groups and included high-risk drinking, social isolation, personal servitude, and humiliation. Although students…
Descriptors: Hazing, Student Personnel Services, Student Attitudes, Risk
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Diaz Vidal, Daniel; Pittz, Thomas G. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This research considers a variety of independent variables to determine the school-based factors that can predict alumni giving. Data for this study are gathered from a top-tier liberal arts college located in the US with an impressive history of alumni giving and a robust endowment fund. The findings indicate that cultural components of the…
Descriptors: School Culture, Campuses, Alumni, Fund Raising
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Orta, David; Murguia, Edward; Cruz, Cristina – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
We query the role that sorority involvement serves in the college experiences of Latinas in ethnic sororities. We find that Latina sorority members at first experience culture shock and marginalization at a selective, predominantly White university in the Southwest. Our respondents were incorporated into Latina sororities, which provided them with…
Descriptors: Sororities, Hispanic American Students, Culture Conflict, Role
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Routon, P. Wesley; Walker, Jay K. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Social Greek letter organizations, known as fraternities and sororities, are prevalent fixtures on college campuses in the United States, and have been shown to alter academic, health-related, and social behaviors. Research has often focused on within-college effects due to data availability. Here, we examine how membership corresponds to…
Descriptors: Fraternities, Sororities, College Graduates, Outcomes of Education
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