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“The more you put into it, the more you get out of it:” The educational gains of fraternity/sorority officers
Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (2011)
  • Larry D Long, Michigan State University
  • Alex Snowden
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to determine if undergraduate fraternity and sorority members who serve as chapter officers report different experiences and gains compared to non-officers. The researchers sampled 3,008 fraternity members and 3,745 sorority members from the aggregate results of the institutions that used the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment during the 2009-2010 academic year. Differences by leadership experience were tested using Cliff’s delta. The researchers found significant differences in the development of chapter officers and non-officers for eight of nine educational gains measures with chapter officers reporting greater gains in these areas. Chapter officers were also more likely to be satisfied with their fraternity/sorority experience than non-officers. There was no statistically significant difference in the alcohol use of officers and non-officers.
Keywords
  • Fraternity,
  • Sorority,
  • Leadership,
  • Outcomes
Publication Date
Fall 2011
Citation Information
Long, L. D., & Snowden, A. (2011). “The more you put into it, the more you get out of it:” The educational gains of fraternity/sorority officers. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 6(2), 1-14.