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DOI

https://doi.org/10.25774/x6y5-1b69

First Page

17

Last Page

28

Abstract

At the University of Maryland, four governing councils oversee 57 chapters within the fraternal community. For over 10 years, each chapter has been obligated to fulfill Vision Standards, set by the University, to be considered in “good standing” status. The influence of the Vision Standards on a chapter beyond “good standing” status is unknown. This preliminary study uses discriminant function analysis to document the impact of the Vision Standards on chapters’ learning environments. Exploring the impact of the Vision Standards on chapters’ learning environments is consistent with the value of scholarship held by fraternal organizations and would allow chapter environments to be intentionally structured for academic success. Finally, understanding the impact of the Vision Standards on chapters’ learning environments would allow the fraternal community to articulate how it contributes to a positive learning environment.

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