The Center for the Study of the College Fraternity (CSCF) was formed in 1979 to encourage and support assessment and research of the highest quality and educational significance on the role of the American college fraternity in higher education. CSCF is uniquely positioned to serve as an advocate for the inspiration, funding, vetting, and recognition of assessment and research related to the fraternity and sorority movement.
The mission of CSCF is to promote, analyze, interpret, and communicate fraternity & sorority research. The Center fulfills this mission in part through awarding research grants, master's and doctoral awards, publication of monographs, and the indexing and collection of completed research projects.
The Center is based on the campus of Indiana University Bloomington, further strengthening the relationship between the American college fraternity and higher education.
"The Fraternity and Sorority Experience Survey (FSES) is a truly useful tool in helping fraternity/sorority professionals to target their approaches to foster cultural change in their communities. The survey is steeped in a framework that references relevant student learning and assessment models, and provides a good combination of concrete program expectations and student perceptions/satisfaction."
- Jason Bergeron, University of Houston