Monday, February 13, 2017

For my final paper I was thinking about Greek life or specifically fraternities. I would like to look into the culture that is created within a fraternity. As well as the effects that it has on the individuals that do join.

1 comment:

  1. I think the best way to get started on this project is to look at what topics regarding Greek life have been written about by academics. That way you can be sure to find solid sources on your topic. Fortunately, I recently discovered an excellent resource, which is free through the Rutgers libraries site and available online:
    The Influence of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement : A Critical Analysis of Research (1996-2013) by Patrick Biddix, Malinda Matney, and Eric Norman.
    Try this link (which will work easiest if you are using a Rutgers computer or are logged into the Rutgers system):

    Look through at the topics and you should be able to find a good direction. Then look up some of the sources through the library website (which we will cover tomorrow in class).

    I have had many students write about Greek life over the years and you can find a dozen student blogs on the topic in our sidebar. A couple recent ones include:

    I liked Kevin's topic, as he basically turned Armstrong and Hamilton's argument on its head to show the advantages of "social closure" for Greek members. Alexis looked at the practical element of "soft skills" and the way Greek life both screens for them and enhances them.