Sam Museus is a professor of Higher Education,
Just to add a few thoughts here, multicultural fraternities and sororities constitute critical subcultures for students of color. Many students of color find the overall environment on predominantly White college campuses to be unwelcoming. Research shows that these students often find these multicultural organizations to be safe havens where they can be themselves, connect with people from similar backgrounds, and find strong sources of support. Such organizations can also facilitate the development of students, provide them with opportunities to give back to their own cultural communities, and facilitate their persistence through college.