Using National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) data, this study examined levels of engagement in academically oriented activities by college seniors who experience college as both first-generation students and fraternity/sorority members. On four of five NSSE scales, first-generation college students who are members reported higher levels of engagement than those who are not members, and members and non-members who are not first-generation. Because engagement in academically oriented activities positively influences student success, knowing students’ self-reported participation has implications for practitioners.
Aren, Chad; Bureau, Dan Ph.D.; Ryan, Helen Grace Ph.D.; and Torres, Vasti Ph.D.
"First to Go to College and First to “Go Greek:” Engagement in Academically Oriented Activities by Senior Year First Generation Students Who Are Fraternity/Sorority Members,"
Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol9/iss1/3