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Professional Practice Studies 

There are numerous studies on the extent of the problems facing fraternities and sororities. However, there is little evidence regarding professional practice. How we move from identifying the problem to creating chapter, community, and cultural change is critical to the future of fraternity and sorority life. The Piazza Center is exploring interdisciplinary research projects on fraternity and sorority reform.  

Future research: 

  • Faculty research proposal are being accepted  

  • Applications for specific studies will be upcoming  

  • The Piazza Center will compile and disseminate practices through periodic publication, and regional and national symposia on professional practice  

How to Participate

If you are interested in proposing a research study, please contact Steve Veldkamp, director for the Piazza Center at

Penn State Student Affairs
Piazza Center

University Park, PA 16802