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A Multi-institutional Analysis of Greek Affiliation and Academic/ Involvement Outcomes for African American College Students
NASAP Journal (2015)
  • Donald Mitchell, Jr., Grand Valley State University
  • John A. Gipson, Purdue University
The academic and social outcomes of college fraternities and sororities remain unclear. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the characteristics and experiences of African American college students (AACSs) attending seven institutions across the United States, using Greek affiliation as the primary measure of comparison. Quantitative data were used to explore how Greek affiliation influences various academic and social involvement outcomes for AACSs. Findings suggest that involvement in fraternities and sororities is not associated with grade point average, among other academic outcomes. Findings also suggest that involvement with fraternities and sororities was associated with involvement in student organizations and on-campus employment.
  • African American college students,
  • educational outcomes,
  • Greek-lettered organizations,
  • sorority,
  • fraternity
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Mitchell, D., Jr., & Gipson, J. (2015). A multi-institutional analysis of Greek affiliation and academic/involvement outcomes for African American college students. National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Journal, 15(1), 57-75.