Anthro 2-Ethnography Paper Rough Draft

Anthro 2-Ethnography Paper Rough Draft - Tomika Levi Nick...

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Tomika Levi Nick William Thursday 1-1:50pm Introduction In this ethnographic paper I will be discussing the affects of the recession on fraternity and sorority members in the National Pan-Hellanic Council(NPHC). I want to unfold the truth about the stress that comes along with being in a fraternity and sorority during this economic recession. The National Pan-Hellenic Council is a non-profit, private service organization that consists of the nine historically black national Greek-lettered sororities and fraternities. On our campus we have five of these nine Greek-lettered orgs: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Being in a sorority apart of NPHC, I know the expenses that come along with being a part of one of these Greek-lettered org. I felt it would be interesting to see how my peers are affected during this recession with the burden of paying for school and the many expenses of being a part of their organization. I wanted to see if their where any significant similarities and or differences in our everyday lives and in running our organizations. Methodology To conduct this study, I attend the weekly NPHC meeting. My research consists of two parts: and interviewing process and an observation period. At this meeting I could find my participants for my study. After the meeting I briefly explained my research and simply asked for one willing participant from each organization to be apart. To my amazement everyone wanted to. Unfortunately I didn’t need everyone to be apart of my research it would be just to many participants. Some way I had to narrow down my search. Being the big kid that I am I thought of
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the funniest and easiest way to make my selection, a game of rock paper scissors. The member of each organization were to battle each other and winner gets to be apart of my research. It was the funniest scene I’d ever seen having college students engaging in child games after a serious meeting. Heels come off and ties are loosed and the battle is on. After about 10 minutes I finally had my research group. o
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