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Beatty, Cameron C.; McElderry, Jonathan A.; Bottoms, Megan; Gray, Kourtney – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
This chapter offers student affairs professionals who advise fraternity and sorority students enduring questions to consider in the process of supporting students who are resisting and responding to racism.
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Sororities, Fraternities, Student Personnel Services
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Stapleton, Lissa D.; Nicolazzo, Z. – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
This chapter explores the experiences of students in a Deaf sorority, highlighting the ways in which they resist audism through their social organization.
Descriptors: Sororities, Deafness, Social Organizations, Educational Experience
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Tran, Minh; Chang, Mitchell – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
This chapter points to how race and gender specific affinity groups serve as a vehicle for Asian male students to challenge mainstream stereotypes and redefine themselves in culturally relevant ways that subsequently empower them to embrace more fully their Asian male identities.
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Gender Differences, Race, Stereotypes
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Muñoz, Susana M.; Vasquez Heilig, Julian; Del Real, Manuel – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
In this chapter, the authors consider the controversy surrounding Teach For America and their alliance with Black and Latinx fraternities and sororities, and conclude with suggestions for community service and best practices for these organizations.
Descriptors: Sororities, Fraternities, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Still, Corey M.; Faris, Breanna R. – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
In this chapter, the authors provide perspectives and recommendations for student affairs practitioners who work with Native Students and Historically Native American Fraternities and Sororities.
Descriptors: Educational History, Fraternities, Sororities, Student Personnel Workers
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Beatty, Cameron C.; Boettcher, Michelle L. – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
This chapter critically considers the roles of racist traditions and actions in promoting and perpetuating racism, power, privilege, and oppression in fraternity and sorority life.
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Role, Power Structure, Fraternities
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Gillon, Kathleen E.; Beatty, Cameron C.; Salinas, Cristobal, Jr. – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
This chapter briefly explores the history of race and racism in fraternity/sorority (F&S) life through the themes of exclusion, racial uplift, and cultural relevance.
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Sororities, Fraternities
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Harris, Jessica C.; Barone, Ryan P.; Finch, Hunter – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
In this chapter, the authors outline the property functions of whiteness within fraternity and sorority culture from both a historical and present-day perspective.
Descriptors: White Students, College Students, Sororities, Fraternities
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Salinas, Cristobal; Gillon, Kathleen E.; Camacho, Trace – New Directions for Student Services, 2019
This chapter provides an introduction to fraternity and sorority recruitment and socialization practices across various councils and discusses how power, privilege, and oppression shape recruitment as an inequitable practice.
Descriptors: Socialization, College Students, Student Recruitment, Sororities
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Loh Garrison, Yunkyoung; Liu, William Ming – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter explores social class myths, the Social Class Worldview Model, and suggestions for student affairs professionals to facilitate social class identity development.
Descriptors: Social Class, World Views, Models, Student Personnel Services
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Elkins, Becki; Hanke, Eran – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter outlines the concepts of social class privilege, highlights the experiences of students navigating social class, and examines the role of code-switching as a strategy to navigate higher education.
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Social Class, Advantaged, Fundamental Concepts
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Martin, Georgianna L.; Williams, Brittany; Reynolds Young, Carley – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter explores social class as an important aspect of identity among college students. An emphasis is placed on how social class and social class identity are included and excluded from the literature, discourse, and practice in student affairs.
Descriptors: Social Class, Identification (Psychology), College Students, Student Personnel Services
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Locke, Leslie Ann; Trolian, Teniell L. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
In this chapter, we discuss microaggressions, or the everyday (and often unintended) incidents of discrimination that individuals from marginalized or underserved groups experience on college campuses as they relate to students' social class identities--or simply, class-based prejudices.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Class, Student Personnel Services, Identification (Psychology)
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Soria, Krista M. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter analyzes the various ways social class identity has been measured among undergraduate students. Implications of social class definitions and measurement for student affairs practitioners also are discussed.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Social Class, Identification (Psychology)
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Martin, Georgianna L.; Smith, Matthew J.; Williams, Brittany M. – New Directions for Student Services, 2018
This chapter discusses how deficit thinking around issues of social class can influence college students' social class identity development.
Descriptors: Social Class, Self Concept, College Students, Student Attitudes
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