that fraternity/sorority advisors help students to recognize and confront impostor feelings before they limit students from taking the next steps or lead to more significant mental health scenarios. Use of tools like the Impostor Phenomenon Scale when working with students individually or developing educational programming that addresses impostor feelings or broader confidence issues may be some of the first steps in helping our students and communities address this important issue. – Teniell Trolian is the Assistant Director for Greek Affairs in the Center for Student Involvement at Kent State University and has an M.A. in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University.
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