Experiences of students of color who decide to join and pursue active membership in an Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternity at a predominantly white academic institution Public Deposited

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  • This thesis explored the experiences of male students of color currently enrolled in a predominantly White academic institution, in a predominantly White region of the United States of America who were also initiated and involved in an IFC fraternity. The focus of the qualitative study examined the experiences of students who have chosen to join and pursue active membership within a housed IFC fraternity as a student of color. Utilizing a sample of six student interviews along with a review of relevant literature, the principal findings of this study are that students of color are fulfilled in their decision to join and pursue IFC fraternity membership and have had rewarding experiences thus far. Many themes emerged that highlighted the importance of a student's background and life prior to college and the role it plays on the decision to join and the experiences that occur within an IFC fraternity. The final finding suggested that the significance of race was downplayed within the IFC fraternity experience and there is a focus of assimilation amongst the students of color.
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