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Historic Dental Organization Promotes Helping Disadvantaged Youth in NYC

Jim Luce | Posted 11.16.2016 | New York
Jim Luce

Last week, the New York City chapter of Alpha Omega (AO) International Dental Fraternity celebrated a global tradition with an evening reminiscent of ...

What Fraternities Would Look Like If They Were Feminist

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.02.2016 | Women

Fact: Feminist frats bros are cooler than non-feminist frat bros. Created by MTV’s Braless, the 4-minute clip features a group of men pledging a fr...

The Greatest Danger

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 11.24.2016 | Politics
G. Benjamin Bingham

A great candidate would face what others ignore, boldly illuminating any self-destructive agenda that fosters investments that are driven by short-term greed, and proliferates terrorism and war based on fear. They would call for compassion and model confidence that humanity can find a course toward mutual benefit.

Here's Why We Have to Keep Talking About Sexual Violence On Campus

Brianna Susnak | Posted 10.16.2016 | College
Brianna Susnak

It's no secret that the events at ATO have sparked controversy and debate. The student in my class who was upset about the discussion could tell me that my perspective of the situation is biased, or that I can't fully understand it because I'm not a member of the Greek community. But something tells me that's not the issue here.

The Koch Brothers Are My Brothers

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.14.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Charles Koch, and his younger twin brothers David and William, were members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at MIT. I was a Beta at Syracuse University (Class of 1970). And it is well known that all Betas are brothers, forever.

Oh Boy, Scouts.

Tim Arnold | Posted 10.01.2016 | Arts
Tim Arnold

If I were to say I was active in the Boy Scouts of America into early high school, it would no doubt conjure up certain images. They'd be wrong. No matter what they are, the images you have would all be wrong.

How to Support National Hazing Prevention Week and Make a Difference

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | College
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Any student can become the victim of hazing. And any student and parent can become a powerful force in the national movement to end hazing. There are a number of organizations devoted to promoting hazing awareness and prevention.

Fraternity Collection Produces Bow Ties Covered In Confederate Flags

Breana Brill | Posted 09.23.2016 | College
Breana Brill

Dear Fraternity Collection, We need to talk. A little over a month ago, I signed up for your email list so I could lust over your cute shirts with uniquely-designed pockets, although I never actually buy anything from your store.

An FSILG Village Would Hurt MIT's Greek System

Frederick O Daso | Posted 09.16.2016 | College
Frederick O Daso

Unfortunately, the proposal to create a "Greek Village" located on West Campus grounds in Cambridge does not come close to addressing these issues. Here are nine reasons why an FSILG Village is not in the best interests of the Greek community and MIT as a whole.

Georgia Tech Investigating Fraternity For Alleged Racial Slurs

Reuters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.28.2015 | College

ATLANTA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Georgia Institute of Technology is investigating allegations that white members of a campus fraternity shouted racial ...

Welcome to Campus

Elura Nanos | Posted 08.26.2016 | College
Elura Nanos

The link is easy to see. A sign promising to objectify women leads to actions objectifying women. A culture of objectification leads to an unsafe environment for those women. Today's "Welcome to Campus" sign scandal is tomorrow's rape scandal.

Another Sigma Nu Chapter Suspended Over Offensive Remarks About Women

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.25.2015 | College

The national headquarters for Sigma Nu suspended its fraternity chapter at Old Dominion University in Virginia on Monday as it looks into whether memb...

Sticks and Stones

Soren Palmer | Posted 08.12.2016 | College
Soren Palmer

The childhood rhyme of sticks and stones is bullshit: words can hurt people. There is no such ambiguity regarding the N-word, a powerful example of linguistic evolution and understanding that words can hurt people and represent larger societal wounds.

Why Women Take a Backseat in the College Greek System

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 06.08.2016 | College
Jennie Shulkin

Fraternities should not control who attends social events. Competition should not be a way of life for college women. Sex should not be an obligation. The sooner the problems of an archaic fraternity-sorority dynamic are corrected, the sooner the overall college experience can be far richer.

How to Be Part of the Solution: The Significance of Greek Self-Reflection

Matthew Leibowitz | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Matthew Leibowitz

I am heartbroken and angry to see our national leaders act defensive as a means of self-preservation. They fail to realize that Greeks are survivors, Greeks are advocates and Greeks value their community. To lift up our organizations, we must stop being defensive.

'Boys Will Be Boys': The Lie That Keeps It All Going

Megan Maas | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Megan Maas

Why have we turned and looked the other way after studies reveal that sexual assault is a common occurrence among many fraternities (2, 3, 4)? Are we really just fine with chalking it all up to "boys will be boys?"

Why You Need to Be Concerned About FratPAC Lobbying

Erin Spencer | Posted 05.31.2015 | College
Erin Spencer

While still in the early stages, the FratPAC agenda is already raising serious questions--ones that need to be addressed. One thing that is clear, however, is that making it harder for survivors of sexual assault to report doesn't sound like a step in the right direction.

The Penn State Kappa Delta Rho Member's Defense Is Flawed

Jamie Ballard | Posted 05.25.2015 | College
Jamie Ballard

The news that the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State had allegedly run secret Facebook pages where they posted images of nude, unconscious women should have come as a surprise. But given the numerous incidents of fraternity misconduct in recent months, it didn't.

Pay Attention Queens: Why the Oklahoma Fraternity Fiasco Should Matter to Us

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J Nelson Aviance

It seems clear to me that here we have an example of the kind of institution that excludes us. We can see the mechanisms of exclusion and the culture from which they stem. We see that we are not the only ones excluded and should speak up for each other.

Don't Watch the Racist Oklahoma Frat Video

Lauren Carson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Black Voices
Lauren Carson

When we as a society allow incidents such as this to persist, we are labeling our young people, especially young African American men in this case and telling them once again you are not allowed a seat at the table and, what's worse, we heckle and laugh and attempt to destroy your dignity and ultimately your humanity.

Is There a Future for Greek Life?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.18.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As American colleges and universities seek to refine, and in many cases rebrand, their student life experience, one of the questions that regularly ar...

Thought the 'Rolling Stone' Article Was Bad?

Francesca Bessey | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Francesca Bessey

In light of these facts, in light of my own rape and the rapes of too many of my friends at the hands of their peers, I do wonder: Whose credibility is really to be doubted here? Jackie's, or the public peanut gallery that has diluted sexual assault down to a number and a date?

What I Learned About Privilege By Joining A Frat

New York Magazine | Posted 10.23.2014 | College

“How many people in this freakin’ fraternity do you think are taking Black Feminism this semester?” If my mom’s question hadn’t been rhetori...

An Argument for All Fraternities to Go Through a Feminist Course

Erin Spencer | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Erin Spencer

How many more sexually assaults must happen under roofs donned with Greek letters before we take notice? And when will fraternities learn that we can work to prevent these assaults instead of just apologizing for them afterwards?

Gay In Theory

Andrew Gelwicks | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Gelwicks

Last spring, I invited a guy to my Indiana college fraternity's formal. I realized, though, that my fraternity brothers had never actually seen me with another guy. To them, I was "gay in theory." Would they be as accepting when they saw me dancing beard-to-beard with my date?