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DOI

https://doi.org/10.25774/5qpk-3g10

First Page

49

Last Page

63

Abstract

The purpose of this constructivist, ethnographic case study was to describe the experience of sorority recruitment counselors during formal recruitment at a mid-size university in the western United States. The findings of this study include the recruitment counselors’ desire to give back to the fraternity/sorority community and their campus, challenges experienced during disaffiliation, their struggle between neutrality during the recruitment process and loyalty to their chapter, their perception of recruitment’s “Disney World effect” (popularity of chapters due to decorations, costumes, etc.), and the development of their leadership skills. Finally, implications for fraternity/sorority professionals and researchers are presented.

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