Fraternities promote leadership development as a benefit of membership. Researchers examined fraternal commitment and engagement of participants attending a leadership program offered by a fraternity central office. This study was designed as an outcomes assessment and included 2,065 cases, the total number of fraternity men attending in the ten-year span from 1999-2008. The following data were examined: attendance, undergraduate leadership, alumni/volunteer involvement, and donor rosters, as well as post-program survey evaluations. Descriptive statistics and significance tests revealed that (a) 63% of participants took a formal undergraduate leadership role, (b) 8% of participants took a volunteer advisory role, (c) 8% became donors, and (d) some years were more developmental for participants than others.
Biddix, J. Patrick Ph.D. and Underwood, Rachel
"A Ten-Year Study of Individual Outcomes From a Fraternity Central Office Leadership Program,"
Journal of Sorority and Fraternity Life Research and Practice: Vol. 5:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol5/iss2/3