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2007

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Educational leadership and policy studies;Education (Higher education);Higher education

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Written And Unwritten Rules: The Use Of Alcohol By Fraternities: A Study Of One College, Thomas Michael Crady Jan 2007

Written And Unwritten Rules: The Use Of Alcohol By Fraternities: A Study Of One College, Thomas Michael Crady

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The written and unwritten rules surrounding the use of alcohol by fraternities was examined at one college. Qualitative research techniques were employed to interview 29 students who were classified as independents and members of fraternities. These students were interviewed in focus groups and segregated by affiliation.;Changes were made to the College's alcohol policy just prior to the interviews. Implicit themes that emerged include: (a) social life centered around Greek Letter organization activities; (b) Greek organizations tend to dominate the campus culture; (c) members of Greek Letter organizations and independents perceive recent changes to the College's alcohol and ...