First Faculty Advisor
Greek Life; Stereotypes; Perception; Workplace; Benefits
All Rights Retained by Elena Freedman and Bryant University
The purpose of this study was to determine perceptions of Greek students by four specific groups of people: undergraduate Greek students, undergraduate students who are not members of Greek organizations, Greek alumni, and hiring personnel. In addition, hiring professionals’ opinions and perceptions of Greek students were further explored to determine whether membership in a Greek organization is seen as an asset or a liability in the workforce. Attained or expected skills as a result of membership in a Greek organization were also elicited from Greek students, Greek alumni, and hiring personnel. Data analysis of stereotype responses showed that Greek students and Greek alumni tend to hold more favorable opinions of those involved in Greek organizations, and the belief of both groups differed from beliefs held by both non-Greek students and hiring personnel.