Sorority Life and Campus Social Integration
Arts and Sciences
The purpose of this research project is to understand how sorority life impacts social integration and campus involvement at Valparaiso University. This study may help to eliminate stereotypes about sororities and display their important contribution to Valparaiso University's campus. It is hypothesized that women on the Valparaiso University campus, had they not joined Greek life, were at a greater risk of leaving Valparaiso University. This study explores whether students feel disengaged from Valparaiso University's campus, and considered dropping out of college or changing schools prior to joining Greek life (specifically sorority life). Ultimately, we want to know if sorority life made students stay enrolled at Valparaiso University. This study will also address specific reasons as to why women on Valparaiso University's campus go through the sorority recruitment process in order to enhance that process as a whole. Survey research will be conducted because it is considered the most efficient way of reaching sorority members on campus. The key variable is women involved in sorority life, and their involvement on campus prior to joining a sorority and after joining a sorority. The survey will be conducted in the spring semester of 2017, and the research will be concluded before the end of April.
Wichlinski, Abigail R. and Matthews, Elisha, "Sorority Life and Campus Social Integration" (2017). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 651.