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dc.contributor.advisorGrassmeyer, Kimberlyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrimsley, Williamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-06T17:18:59Z
dc.date.available2017-12-06T17:18:59Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-17en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/115366
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative case study focused on the impact of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity member-development program enabling socially responsible leadership in its members. The aim of this study was to analyze the current SAE member-development program to provide recommendations for enhancement that instill and reinforce socially responsible leadership in its members, in order to strengthen individuals as well to enable the success of the SAE vision and mission. The study sample was comprised of 12 SAE members who graduated in academic years 2012 through 2016, with data gathered through interviews. The findings of the study revealed three main gaps: 1) a mismatch emerged between SAE’s vision and its member-development program; 2) leaders were focused more on obligation requirements than on aspirational goals; and 3) lifelong membership in SAE did not equate with lifelong fulfillment opportunities. Analysis of the results of this study resulted in the overarching recommended solution: to revise the existing SAE member education program into a mission-focused, values-based, and aspirational goal-oriented program for lifelong development. Implementation of the recommendation would include using learning theory and leadership models such as the social change model (SCM) to revise the program. and expanding the program to support members more effectively in their postgraduate years. The results of this study directly affect individual members of SAE and the organization, but may also be useful to other Greek-letter organizations in their member development and leadership programs.|Keywords: Fraternity, social responsibility, leadershipen_US
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dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.titleGreek Letter Organization Membership and Socially Responsible Leadership: A Qualitative Study of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Member-Development Programen_US
dc.typeDissertation
dc.rights.holderWilliam Grimsleyen_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorGrimsley, Williamen_US
dc.degree.levelEdD (Doctor of Education)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineInterdisciplinary Ed.D. Program in Leadershipen_US
dc.degree.nameEd.D. Program in Leadershipen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US
dc.degree.committeeGebhardt, Judithen_US


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