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Title:Diversity and Discrimination Within the Greek System
Author(s):ANTH 411_06-01
Subject(s):Greek System
Abstract:This project aims to answer the following questions: How has the University of Illinois’s Greek system accommodated for a vast and diverse student body? Is racism exhibited regularly within the Greek community, during the rush process, sorority events, and daily life inside the houses? Can minorities feel fully accepted in the Greek system without experiencing a sense of “not belonging?” Based on three interviews and participant observation, the study shows that diversity in sororities could be increased, and recommends a more in-depth study of recruiting processes and discrimination.
Issue Date:2007-05-15
Publication Status:unpublished
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-08-20

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  • Student Communities and Culture
    The university offers an extraordinary opportunity to study and document student communities, life, and culture. This collection includes research on the activities, clubs, and durable social networks that comprise sometimes the greater portion of the university experience for students.
  • Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
    This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.

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