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Supporting Fraternities and Sororities in the Contemporary Era

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December 2019
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    Myers Education Press
  • Published
    17th December 2019
  • ISBN 9781975502683
  • Language English
  • Pages 225 pp.
  • Size 7" x 10"
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December 2019
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    20th December 2019
  • ISBN 9781975502676
  • Language English
  • Pages 225 pp.
  • Size 7" x 10"
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    Myers Education Press
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    30th December 2019
  • ISBN 9781975502690
  • Language English
  • Pages 225 pp.
  • Size 7" x 10"
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    30th December 2019
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  • Language English
  • Pages 225 pp.
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Supporting Fraternities and Sororities in the Contemporary Era is inspired by sustained and reoccurring professional conversations and scholarship that have suggested that not just change is necessary, but that there ought to be a fundamental shift towards reconceptualizing the construct of fraternities and sororities. The co-editors curate work from scholars and noteworthy practitioners from across higher education to provide an imperative text that reflects the complexity and expansiveness by addressing diversity, programming, and support approaches. This text commences with the understanding that issues will continuously exist, requiring a greater nuanced depth of appreciation to reduce their negative impact. It also summarizes national organizations from authentic, represented voices. Chapters then focus on solutions to support the fraternity and sorority experience, providing strategies and emerging explanations for the issues described in this text. Supporting Fraternities and Sororities seeks to do exactly as the title implies: to inform all stakeholders so that they can make better decisions about the future of these institutions.

Perfect for courses such as: Fraternity and Course Leadership | Dissertation Seminar | Professional Development Circles | Independent Study | Research Seminar | Thesis Research | Reflection Assignment | Contemporary Issues in Higher Education | Introduction to Student Affairs

“This book is one I dreamed of but never completed. The authors' focus on collaboration between campus based and Headquarters based fraternity and sorority professionals adds an important new perspective to the administration of fraternity and sorority affairs. Its projected audience is far more diverse than prior works, since it can be effectively used with undergraduates, graduate students, volunteers, and F/S professionals.”

Charles G Eberly, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Counseling and Higher Education - Eastern Illinois University

"An impressive work of collective scholarship, [it] is an ideal curriculum textbook..."

- Midwest Book Review, Feb. 2020, Vol. 15, No. 2


Pietro A. Sasso, Joseph L. DeVitis, J. Patrick Biddix, and Mónica Lee Miranda

Foreword: Looking Back
Dennis E. Gregory

Part One: Challenges

1. New Member Education
Brian Joyce

2. Fraternity and Sorority Liability and Risk Management
Gregory S. Parks and Sarah J. Spangenburg

3. Mental and Emotional Health Among Fraternity and Sorority Members: Understanding the Present, Enhancing the Future
Monica G. Burke and Aaron W. Hughey

4. Substance Abuse Among Fraternity and Sorority Members: Causes, Consequences and Countermeasures
Aaron W. Hughey

Part Two: Chapter Advising

5. Advising Local Fraternal Organizations
Wendi Kinney and Allison Swick-Duttine

6. The Role of the Campus Professional
Kelly Jo Karnes Hendricks and Carolyn E. Whittier, PhD

7. The Impact of Short-Term Visits: Consultant Perceptions on Organizational Development
Jamie Workman and Gary Ballinger

8. (Re)Establishing a Fraternal Community
Eric M. Norman and J. Patrick Biddix

Part Three: Programming Issues

9. Issues and Challenges: Leadership Development
Sarah Schoper, Todd Rotgers, and Kristen Wagner

10. Service, Philanthropy, and the Fraternity and Sorority Experience
Sally Gates Parish and Zach Carr

11. Making the Grade: Fraternity and Sorority Standards Programs
Daniel A. Bureau and James P. Barber

Part Four: Diversity & Inclusion

12. Embracing the Rainbow: Addressing Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) Issues Among Fraternity and Sorority Membership
Gary Ballinger, Jessica Ward, and Nathan Wehr

13. Gender Performativity in College Social Fraternities and Sororities
Adam McCready and Scott Radimer

14. Social Belonging for Students of Color in White Greek-Letter Organizations
Monica Galloway Burke and Alex Kennedy

Part Five: National Organizations

15. Latino/a Fraternities and Sororities: Historia y familia
Mónica Lee Miranda, Cristobal Salinas Jr., and Manuel Del Real

16. Reclaiming and Asserting our Nations through the Growth of Historically Native American Fraternities and Sororities (HNAFS)
Robin “Zape-tah-hol-ah” Minthorn and Natalie Youngbull

17. The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC)
Gresham D. Collum

18. The National Panhellenic Conference
Cynthia Weston

19. National Multicultural Greek Council
Tevis Bryant

20. National Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Panhellenic Association (NAPA)
Brian Gee and Hannah Seoh

21. The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors
Kara Miller and Lynda Wiley

22. Through the Years: A Reflective Look at the Evolution of NPHC
Jennifer Jones and Stacey Jones


Pietro A. Sasso

Pietro Sasso has over 10 years of professional and teaching experience in postsecondary education. As an administrator, his experience is exceptionally diverse, spanning several educational administrative functional areas. As a scholar, he has written and co-edited 7 texts, authored over 35 scholarly publications, and facilitated over 30 national and regional presentations. He is the recipient of the AFA Dr. Charles Eberly Research Award from AFA and is the ACPA Men and Masculinities Emerging Scholar-In-Residence.

J. Patrick Biddix

J. Patrick Biddix is a professor of Higher Education and Associate Director of the Postsecondary Education Research Center (PERC) at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of Research Methods and Applications for Student Affairs, co authored the second edition of Assessment in Student Affairs, and co-authored The Influence of Fraternity and Sorority Involvement: A Critical Analysis of Research (1996-2013).

Mónica Lee Miranda

Mónica Lee Miranda, Ph.D., serves as the Director of the Center for Student Involvement at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. A Past President of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), she currently serves as an AFA liaison to the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Dr. Miranda has been recognized with the Dr. Robert H. Shaffer Award from AFA and her sorority, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., with the renaming of an award, the Mónica Lee Miranda Image Award. Dr. Miranda is also an independent educational consultant and speaker.

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