Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)


Criminal Justice

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Bradley Edwards

Committee Members

Dustin Osborne, Chris Rush


Fraternity and sorority membership has been among the highest contributing factors linked to increased exposure to alcohol consumption among college students. Many have argued that this association persists as a result of the drinking sub-culture among Greek organizations, and report that finding effective methods to minimize alcohol consumption among college students is critical. Using self-reported data from fraternity and sorority members at East Tennessee State University (n=107) the link between observed alcohol consumption and demographic characteristics of the individual Greek member and the Greek organization was examined through a quantitative lens. It was hypothesized that the demographic characteristics of the individual Greek member and the characteristics of the Greek organization would affect observed alcohol consumption. The results reveal no statistical significance for many of the hypotheses, however the data revealed significant findings when the living status of a Greek organization member and the link to observed alcohol consumption.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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