Unaffiliated (nonmembers) and affiliated (members) African American undergraduates describe their shared and divergent views about historically Black Greek-lettered organizations’ (BGLO) role in creating cultural space at a public flagship university in this mixed-method exploratory study. It was found that unaffiliated and affiliated students view BGLOs’ social programming as a means of creating cultural space that meets the needs of students who seek to connect to Black culture and traditions. This exploratory study has implications for future research and practice on the intersection and interaction of African American undergraduate subcommunities with regards to impacting student success at public flagship institutions.
O. Gilbert Brown, Missouri State University; David Mariott, Oklahoma State University; D.W. Mitchell, Missouri State University; Eric D. Williams, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Aimee Heeter, Indiana University; and Ted Ingram, Bronx Community College
"Creating Cultural Space: African American Undergraduates’ Appreciation of Historically Black Greek-Lettered Organizations,"
Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors: Vol. 16
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol16/iss01/3