In recent years universities have tried to address fraternity and sorority drinking and hazing culture by utilizing pauses on fraternity and sorority activity. This study of this phenomena appears to be absent from the extent literature on prevention strategies. The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore the phenomena of campus-wide pauses of fraternity and sorority communities. The two cases examined were at large public research institutions with robust fraternity and sorority communities. Analysis occurred through a process of open coding, theoretical propositions, derived from Bolman and Deals organizational frames and cross case analysis. Data was collected through a series of semi-structured interviews and documents collected through a combination of web searches, public information request and provided by six interviewees across both institutions. Analysis revealed several themes associated with the strategies used during a campus-wide pause of fraternity and sorority communities including policy, people, and message. The study also revealed that campuses engaged some of Bolman and Deals organizational frames more than others. Finally, the study exposed the perceived results of a campus-wide pause which aligned into four categories, attention, relationships, symbolism, and cycle.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Education; HIgher Education Track
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Esquenazi, Corey, "An Exploration of Campus-Wide Pauses of Fraternity and Sorority Communities: Utilizing a Four Frame Approach" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 676.