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The term community has many definitions and is used to describe a broad range of groups, events, and relationships that exist in different forms, at different degrees of development and maturity, and with differing values and expectations. It is used to describe towns and neighborhoods, groups, and relationships. Most college campuses view the larger community as a group of smaller communities such as, fraternities and sororities, cultural and ethnic populations, sporting events, and gatherings for special celebrations. Some higher education communities exist at a very superficial level and some have great depth and commitment. Some make new members work to gain acceptance, and some ask nothing more than money from their members. Some exist for a common cause and some for protection from a common enemy.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Florence Guido-DiBrito


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