The purpose of this study was to determine if undergraduate fraternity and sorority members who serve as chapter officers report different experiences and gains compared to non-officers. The researchers sampled 3,008 fraternity members and 3,745 sorority members from the aggregate results of the institutions that used the AFA/EBI Fraternity/Sorority Assessment during the 2009-2010 academic year. Differences by leadership experience were tested using Cliff’s delta. The researchers found significant differences in the development of chapter officers and non-officers for eight of nine educational gains measures with chapter officers reporting greater gains in these areas. Chapter officers were also more likely to be satisfied with their fraternity/sorority experience than non-officers. There was no statistically significant difference in the alcohol use of officers and non-officers.
Long, Larry and Snowden, Alex
"The More You Put Into It, the More You Get out of It: The Educational Gains of Fraternity/Sorority Officers,"
Journal of Sorority and Fraternity Life Research and Practice: Vol. 6:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol6/iss2/3