Higher education researchers and practitioners enter their respective areas with varied professional experience and understanding of the complexities of fraternity and sorority life (FSL). The authors of Foundations, Research, and Assessment of Fraternities and Sororities: Retrospective and Future Considerations offer a foundational text to understand historical, current, and future considerations for FSL researchers and practitioners. As the editors demonstrated, prior monolithic and/or heterogeneous classifications of fraternities/sororities created sweeping assumptions and a “lack of precision in the research” (p. x), which does not capture the complexities of the field. The editors weave diversity and inclusion within various book sections to compliment the fraternity/sorority literature. Doing so helps to increase varying perspectives of the field, yet, we found a lack of attention to gender constructs, sexual orientation, Indigenous organizations, and disrupting normative views of history. We will discuss these later in the review. The last part of the book highlights a significant nexus of the field whereby the editors asked: where is the field heading and how can research better inform decision making?
Silva Tovar, Jade and Díaz, Eduardo
"Book Review: Pietro A. Sasso, J. Patrick Biddix & Mónica Lee Miranda. (2020). Foundations, Research, and Assessment of Fraternities and Sororities: Retrospective and Future Considerations. Myers Education Press..,"
Journal of Sorority and Fraternity Life Research and Practice: Vol. 17:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol17/iss2/5