Assignment 2B: Discourse Community The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity has been a community of young, educated, and motivated men since 1868. Throughout it’s long and fruitful existence it has done well in becoming a recognized organization within the United States and in some places around the world. Sponsoring the development of young men in mind, brotherhood, and community Pi Kappa Alpha, or Pike, strives to raise the young aspiring men of college communities to become productive members of society. Within the workings of the fraternity you will find that it is highly complicated and structured. The membership is constantly tested and held to the highest of expectations, as well as their ability to communicate among each other.
Everyone will meet someone in the workplace they may not enjoy being around, but knowing how to handle this situation is invaluable.” (www.dailyillini.com/news/2008/09/04/Letters/Greek.Life.Can.Be.Positive-3414475.shtml - 73k -) In most historically black colleges or universities there are many organizations. From the cheerleading booster clubs, to the bold, beautiful, and chic society, they rein all over campus. There is nothing that you can’t get involved in, in observing a couple of things about the organizations at the Atlanta University Center it is seen that the Greek organization play a very big role in how the school functions. On Clark Atlanta’s campus the Greek organization that is very abundant are the ALPHAS (Alpha phi Alpha), they do the most community service and hold a lot of the school functions under their name. They also have a greater graduation rate the other organizations which include: Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Omega psi Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Gamma Rho, Delta Sigma Theta, and Iota Phi Theta.
The narrator begins to tell you about Michael Clifford’s background and how he came into to the booming industry of for-profit colleges and continues into telling viewers about all that he has accomplished and what he has planned for the schools’ future. The program illustrates the colleges and interviews the people that are making it possible for so many students to go to school and how the process seems so easy. The program questions the credibility of for-profit colleges and interviews administrators such as Mark Defusco, the former Director of the University of Phoenix. In this part viewers get the chance to learn how the former administrators and employees make the for-profit colleges work, from the enrollment process to how much these schools are improving with all the money being made by investors. “College, Inc” continues on to show viewers how for-profit colleges spend more money on getting people to go to these schools than on what the students are getting out of it.
What are you looking for in a university? In general, I believe a university should be able to help students achieve a strong foundation for their future in society and offer a place that is not only academically supportive but also spiritually, too. Some things I personally would like to see in a university is a school with a student body that has pride and spirit and a supportive community that backs it. I want some place where I can learn and grow as the individual I will become. People should want a college that sees their students as individuals not just a one of 20,000 or more in a crowd.
Adrian was quoted saying “I am starting to realize that a lot of guys look up to me, older guys, and even younger guys, are asking me questions and ask me about how to handle situations. I'm young, but that leadership role has been on me so I need to live up to it.” The one word that sums it all up is leadership. Adrian is an all around role model to people of all ages. Adrian is also about giving back to the community, he has a foundation called the All Day foundation named after his own nick name. This mission of the all day foundation is to raise funds for the purpose of inspiring hope, enriching children’s lives and building a better future for our nation’s kids.
One new idea presented in this article is the study on how image projection is essential to sororities and how image sells the sorority to potential members due to sexual attraction from men, mostly fraternity guys. Studies were conducted
The cultural diversity on campus can both positively and negatively impact students’ lives at university. Light asserts that the biggest change in American universities is the amount of diversity around campuses. Light states that “it is important to shape the conversation that accompanies any such challenge so that it becomes a constructive learning experience, not a simple fight for authority” (p. 159). Students should be made to realize that there will be differences in perspectives and opinions along with cultural differences however, they must be open to all this so that college experience becomes more meaningful to them. Light asserts that “diversity on campus exerts an impact on learning both in and out of classes” (p. 160).
Moreover, being elected to coveted and high-proﬁle leadership positions, earning good grades, and becoming their institutions’ ideal student also enabled the high achievers to debunk stereotypes that faculty and administrators may have held about African American men, which was another factor that inspired them to maximize their engagement outside of the classroom. They also wanted to ensure that the African American perspective was represented and that the voices of racial and ethnic minority communities were heard in mainstream student organizations and on major campus committees. Keely commented: “When I sit around a table in a meeting with the board of trustees or a student leadership group, it’s a very white room. It is my hope that I, as well as some of the other African American men that you’re interviewing here, have gotten into the minds of administrators that this campus needs to be a lot more diverse. If we weren’t seated around those tables, who’d advocate for our needs?” The high achievers also wanted to leave their mark on their respective campuses.
The Greek society within our colleges and universities has for years been known to contribute in student drinking on campus. Fraternity and sorority life is considered a brotherhood and sisterhood. They encourage a family-like relationship between members and promote partying together. Many of these freshmen are not mature enough to know where to draw a line and when this occurs, problems begin. There are far too many examples of how drinking among college fraternities and sororities have led to severe consequences.
Desirable Qualities of Mentors and Mentees Requires for a Succesful Mentoring Experience Other mentors’ expectations mainly can be characterized as ideal characteristics they want to see in their mentees. In Hudson's (2013) study mentors wish their protégés to be enthusiastic to teach and be ready to form quality and reciprocal relationship with the mentor, implying by that such qualities as “being an attentive listener, a good communicator, socially confident, and having a sense of humour” (p. 109). Apart from that, mentors want their mentees to be committed to the teaching profession and to children, promote lifelong learning (eager to learn and develop new knowledge), be reflective regarding their own practice and the mentor's feedbacks