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  author={Lori D. Patton and Brian K. Bridges and Lamont A. Flowers},
  journal={The College Student Affairs Journal},
This study used a nationally representative sample of African American college students to examine the degree to which their affiliation with a Greek-letter organization contributed to engagement in effective educational practices by analyzing National Survey of Student Engagement data at historically Black colleges and universities and predominantly White institutions. Overall, the findings indicated that Greek affiliation does enhance African American student engagement, particularly as it… 

Examining Persistence: the Influence of Joining of Pan-Hellenic Black Greek Letter Organizations on African-American Male Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions

The retention of African-American male students at predominantly White institutions is an issue that continues to plague colleges and universities in the United States. AfricanAmerican men have the

An Intersectional Social Capital Analysis of the Influence of Historically Black Sororities on African American Women’s College Experiences at a Predominantly White Institution

Research exploring the college experiences of African American women at predominantly White institutions (PWI) continues to be a necessity as African American women graduate at lower rates than their

A Multi-institutional Analysis of Greek Affiliation and Academic/ Involvement Outcomes for African American College Students

The academic and social outcomes of college fraternities and sororities remain unclear. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the characteristics and experiences of African American

Perceptions of Historically Black Greek Letter Organizations Impact on Leadership Development

Historically Black GreekLettered Organizations (HBGLO) have an impact on Black students at a Predominantly White Institution. As student affairs professionals, it is important to understand how these

The role of African American fraternities and sororities in engineering students' educational experiences at a Predominantly White Institution

This paper describes an exploratory constructivist grounded theory study focusing on relationships between students' perceptions of their participation in an African American fraternity or sorority

Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Black Greek-Lettered Organizations in the “Post-Racial” Era of Accountability

Abstract Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Black Greek-lettered organizations (BGLOs) are institutions and organizations that provided African Americans with options for

Examining the continuum of Black student leadership: From community to college and beyond

This qualitative comparative case study examines the leadership involvement of 11 Black collegians and how they make sense of enacting transgenerationally informed knowledge(s) as racial

Examining Psychosociocultural Influences as Predictors of Black College Students’ Academic Self-Concept and Achievement

Using the psychosociocultural framework, this study concurrently examined the influence of psychological (academic self-concept and academic engagement attitudes), social (caring student-faculty

Leading in the Black: African American HBCU Student Leadership Engagement Unpacked

This chapter explores how participating in campus leadership at HBCUs positively affects African American college student experiences. A review of existing research about the benefits of leadership

Retention and Persistence for Underrepresented Students in Multicultural Greek Life: A Case Study

With increasing numbers of underrepresented students attending college in the United States and concomitant low college graduation rates from four-year institutions for these same students, it is



The Effects of Sorority and Fraternity Membership on Class Participation and African American Student Engagement in Predominantly White Classroom Environments.

The relationship between Black Greek-letter organization membership and African American student engagement in almost exclusively White college classrooms was explored in this study. Data were

African American and Hispanic Student Engagement at Minority Serving and Predominantly White Institutions

Although scholars have examined historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in terms of their educational effectiveness for African American students compared to predominantly white

The Color of Success: African-American College Student Outcomes at Predominantly White and Historically Black Public Colleges and Universities

Black students' participation in higher education has experienced periods of growth and decline. The recent resurgence and proliferation of racial incidents on college campuses, coupled with a

The Impact of "Colorblind" Ideologies on Students of Color: Intergroup Relations at a Predominantly White University.

This article examines some post-admissions issues related to collegiate affirmative action. Specifically, it focuses on the experiences and interactions of students of color with their White peers on

Community Service in Academia: The Role of African American Sisterhood in the 1990s.

One goal of general education in higher education is for students to develop a strong sense of community service and character, which is essential, not just for academic success, but for success in

Student Perceptions of Campus Cultural Climate by Race

Five hundred and seventy-eight African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and White undergraduates responded to a questionnaire assessing perceptions and experiences of the campus cultural climate.

The Agony of Education: Black Students at White Colleges and Universities.

The Agony of Education: Black Students at White Colleges and Universities, by Joe R. Feagin, Heman Vera, and Nikitah Imani. New York: Routledge, 1996. 196 pp. $17.95, paper. Reviewed by Joy M. Scott,

Campus Racial Climate and the Adjustment of Students to College: A Comparison Between White Students and African-American Students.

Benefits associated with a college degree are multiple. From a societal standpoint, a college graduate is far less likely to commit a crime and approximately 30% less likely to be unemployed compared

The Campus Racial Climate: Contexts of Conflict.

Racial conflict was becoming commonplace on American college campuses throughout the 1980s, with more than one hundred college campuses reporting incidents of racial/ethnic harassment and violence in

Historically Black vs. White Institutions: Academic Development among Black Students

Using national longitudinal data, this study compares the academic development among African American students attending historically Black and White institutions of higher education. It also