Date of Graduation

12-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Human Development, Family Sciences and Rural Sociology

Advisor

Mosley, Jacquelyn

Reader

Jozkowski, Kristen

Second Reader

Williams, Amanda

Abstract

The current study examined the presence of privilege in fraternity men on a college campus to assess their differences in privilege and how that affects their perceptions of women and rape. The current study focused on men (n = 179) who claimed to be a current member of a social fraternity (n = 69) and assessed whether they were privileged or not based off of their parental household income. While there was a strong presence of privilege among fraternity men, they showed no differences in their perceptions of women and rape. However, they were more likely to have traditional attitudes towards women and rape as compared to non-fraternity men (n = 119).

Keywords

fraternity men, privilege, perceptions of women, rape myths, perpetrator rape myths

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