Note: This is a student project from a course affiliated with the Ethnography of the University Initiative. EUI supports faculty development of courses in which students conduct original research on their university, and encourages students to think about colleges and universities in relation to their communities and within larger national and global contexts.

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Title:Race And The Greek System
Author(s):Defreitas, Madeleine; Esco, Normandie; Giovanazzi, Andrew
Subject(s):UIUC
Univeristy of Illinois
Greek system
race
segregation
diversity
Interfraternity Council
Black Greek Council
Panhellenic Council
United Greek Council
Abstract:For our video research project, we chose to examine the racial composition of the Greek system at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Amongst concerns of an increasingly segregated community, we felt it would be interesting to examine how different students felt about the make up of one of the larges Greek systems in the nation. We chose to ask interviewees questions regarding their opinion of the presence of "diversity" in the different Greek organizations (including Interfraternity Council, Black Greek Council, United Greek Council and the Panhellenic Council), the state of affairs between students of different racial or ethnic backgrounds. Overall, it was our goal to understand if and why the community is segregated, and to examine the ways in which these differences could be overcome.
Issue Date:2013-05
Course / Semester:Spring 2013; Brenda Farnell, Instructor; ANTH 399
Genre:Video
Type:Video
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/44870
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-06-07


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