Dr. Shyam Sriram: What are the do’s and don’ts of cultural appropriation for fraternity & sorority?
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Today we have with us Dr. Shyam Sriram! He has been involved in the fields of secondary and higher education since 2003. He has worked as a teaching assistant at a Hispanic Service Institution (HSI)); teaching assistant at a large, urban university; taught full-time at the largest community college in a Southern state; worked as an adjunct professor at a historically-black college; spent a year working at two private, Islamic schools in suburban Chicago; spent two summers working with inner-city high school students in Atlanta; and taken part in several, intensive grading workshops with Advanced Placement exams. He has taught dozens of classes; mentored thousands of students; and realizes now, more than ever, the need for quality professionals in higher education who are not just great teachers, but great administrators as well.
In episode # 144 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Shyam chose Purdue University for his undergraduate experience, what made the brothers of Alpha Chi Rho special, what it is like working with the students at Butler University as an Assistant Professor and as a faculty advisor for Phi Delta Theta, how we can better train our fraternities and sororities on equity and inclusion, how we can diversify our recruitment this fall, what are the do’s and don’ts of cultural appropriation, how we can get closer to a criminal justice system that works for all citizens of this country, and why people get so defensive when we talk about majority privilege. We’ll also get Shyam’s recommendation for great food in Indianapolis! Enjoy.