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Focus and Scope

Research articles for Oracle should stress the underlying issues or problems that stimulated the research; treat the methodology concisely; and, most importantly, offer a full discussion of results, implications, and conclusions. We also encourage the submission of thoughtful, documented essays or historical perspectives.

Oracle publishes research-based articles involving fraternity and sorority members at the collegiate, alumni, inter/national organization, and volunteer advisory levels. Manuscripts should be written for the student development generalist who has broad responsibilities for educational leadership, policy, staff development, and management. Articles on specialized topics should be written to provide the generalist with an understanding of the importance of the program to student development overall and fraternity/sorority advising specifically; such an article should not take the form of a program specialist writing to a program specialist.

Subject matter should be of interest to college and university staff and faculty, higher education scholars and policy makers, and others interested in the fraternity and sorority movement. We welcome articles, letters, reviews, and other documents that help educators in colleges and universities make decisions or gain insight into ways to promote more effectively the education of college students. Research-based, practical, and theoretical manuscripts are all encouraged from students, researchers, practitioners, and those with an interest in college and university student development. Research articles for Oracle should stress the underlying issues or problems that stimulated the research; treat the methodology concisely; and, most importantly, offer a full discussion of results, implications, and conclusions. We also encourage the submission of thoughtful, documented essays or historical perspectives.