When thinking about fraternity life on a national level, many stereotypes come into play. Many cases of alcohol abuse, hazing, and sexual assault have been well documented amongst fraternities and college students in general. There have also been a number of incidents where fraternities have events that were culturally insensitive or outright racist. However, there is not a solid understanding of where their cultural awareness, or lack thereof, may come from and how it can lead to misunderstandings. This article will examine this trait further, particularly in white fraternity men, and develops a framework through which student affairs practitioners can challenge and educate members of the Greek community.
Martin, Kyle S.
"Racial and Cultural Awareness in White Fraternity Men: Contributors to Misunderstanding,"
College Student Affairs Leadership:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/csal/vol1/iss1/2