Out of the night that covers me: how membership in a Black Greek letter organization shapes the Black student experience

dc.contributorMajor, Claire
dc.contributorMobley, Steve D.
dc.contributorBray, Nathaniel
dc.contributorRivers, Litsa
dc.contributor.advisorHolley, Karri
dc.contributor.authorLamar, Kelby J.
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-07T14:37:31Z
dc.date.available2021-07-07T14:37:31Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine how membership in a historically Black Greek letter organization (BGLO) shapes the Black student experience at a predominantly White commuter institution. Students who identify as Black Americans with a membership in a BGLO for at least one year and were full-time undergraduate students at such institutions were the participants for this study. The study included 13 participants who were chosen using snowball sampling. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews and a digital recording device. Data were analyzed using three-cycle coding and NVivo software to identify specific codes and themes in the data. Data collected showed that participants experienced a sense of belonging and connection to campus through membership in their BGLO. This study highlighted the need for more scholarship to differentiate between the BGLO experience and the traditionally White GLO experience at predominantly White institutions.en_US
dc.format.extent252 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0003862
dc.identifier.otherLamar_alatus_0004D_14413
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/7941
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectHigher education administration
dc.subjectHigher education
dc.subjectEducation
dc.titleOut of the night that covers me: how membership in a Black Greek letter organization shapes the Black student experienceen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.leveldoctoral
etdms.degree.nameEd.D.
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