My research project will dive into the recently controversial topic of Greek life at colleges and universities. The main qualm is how the pros balance with the cons of Greek life, and should college students join? The newspaper article below provides a great start to the topic at hand. Originating from a USA Today newspaper, this article is somewhat lengthy but most importantly brings a simplified approach to the issue. One of the most important components of this article is the statistics and record of events that have taken place between universities across the country. Opposing views of Greek life participation are explained. In addition, there is a brief …show more content…
“Examining the benefits of Greek Life.” USA Today [New York] 8 May 2012, D4: 20-22. Print.
My second source is a compilation of interviews conducted by Jane Schreier Jones. She is a journalist from Miami University and writes hundreds of articles in the field of education. Even though this is not a scholarly article, it presents viewpoints from students around the country who are engaged in Greek life. The interviews include fraternity and sorority members with different backgrounds and ethnicities. This source is very interesting in that it presents first hand accounts for students who are in Greek life and are at different crossroads in their standing with their Greek fraternity.
Jones, Jane Schreier. “Is Greek Life for you? Questions to help you decide.” Campus Life [St. Louis] 2 Apr. 2012, B2: 3-5. Print.
In “Greeks and Grades: The First-Year Experience”, Robert DeBard, Tony Lake and Ron S. Binder provide a scholarly journal that directly corresponds with my research topic. The authors of this journal hail from Michigan State University and Bowling Green State University, and hold respected positions. Their work reviews fifty universities in eight midwestern states and the Greek life administrative units at each university. This source is extremely important for my research because it provides twenty pages of research that will help develop a strong stance on this controversial …show more content…
Winston Jr. and Sue A. Saunders compile research on the effects of Greek organization membership fails to explore student development. Their conclusion suggests that fraternities and sororities possess great potential for stimulating personal development in students. This source is a scholarly periodical composed of fifteen pages. This periodical is crucial for my research paper with a topic that parallels my own. Moreover, there is a lot of information from this source and I will have to sift through the information in order to accomplish a strong stance on the issue. This is one of the best sources that I have found through the DePaul library