Action research project: Open access
MA Higher Education Leadership
Membership in fraternities and sororities has served college students to have a sense of belonging at colleges and universities. However, students who are affiliated with culturally based fraternal organizations (CBFO) do not have a sense of belonging in the larger fraternity and sorority life community at the University of San Diego (USD). The purpose of this action research was to use my role as an advisor to guide the three CBFO to develop a Multicultural Greek Council to enhance CBFO member’s experience and to have a sense of belonging in the larger fraternity and sorority life community at USD. Participants are members affiliated in Alpha Pi Sigma, Sorority Incorporated, Nu Alpha Kappa, Fraternity Incorporated, and Sigma Theta Psi, Multicultural Sorority. Through weekly meetings, focus groups, and dialogue, the participants and I were able to find how students define belonging, build community, engage in collaborative efforts, and assist in the development of the Fraternity and Sorority Multicultural Council to strengthen the CBFO community at USD.
Digital USD Citation
Thao, Koua, "Empower to Strengthen Culturally Based Fraternal Organizations" (2019). M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects. 39.