College students find a sense of belonging at institutions in multiple ways. For college women, the relationships they form through their campus involvements are important. The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the social integration experiences of sorority women living in residence halls. The researchers found sorority women had positive community experiences and enriched relationship opportunities through their involvement in sororities and residence halls. The women felt more connected to people through the relationships they formed because of sorority membership, whereas they felt more connected to campus as a whole because they lived in the halls.
Wessel, Roger Ph.D. and Salisbury, Molly M.A
"Social Integration of Sorority Women Living in Residence Halls,"
Journal of Sorority and Fraternity Life Research and Practice: Vol. 12:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol12/iss1/4