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Sorority and fraternity life professionals’ perspectives on challenges faced by culturally based sororities and fraternities. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 17(2), 35-50.


Featuring the perspectives of 15 sorority and fraternity life (SFL) professionals, this qualitative study highlights the challenges culturally based sororities and fraternities face on college campuses. Guided by a framework grounded in concepts of organizational culture, findings revealed three issues that culturally based SFL organizations encounter: a predominant emphasis on historically white sororities and fraternities in SFL communities, a lack of human and financial capital, as well as inadequate advisor support and training. Implications for research and practice are offered.