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DOI

https://doi.org/10.25774/jsft-bg03

First Page

22

Last Page

33

Abstract

Leadership development is a high priority for many National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities (National Panhellenic Conference, 1999) and obtaining leadership skills is a major reason why women join sororities (NPC/NIC Research Initiative, 2002). However, little research is available which summarizes leadership programs sponsored by NPC headquarters and the specific contents and effectiveness of such programs. This study examined those aspects through surveys distributed to the 26 NPC sorority headquarters. The results from the study demonstrate sorority headquarters indeed offer leadership education to undergraduate collegiate members through a wide range of programming; however, these programs may be missing critical elements associated with women’s leadership theory. Recommendations for sorority professionals, including campus professionals and inter/national sorority leaders, are included.

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