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

Matthew Leibowitz | Posted 04.09.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | Gay 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 03.10.2015 | 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 11.23.2014 | Gay 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?

How 'Neighbors' Betrayed its Generation

Andrew Cristi | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

In a film that was surprisingly relevant to the millennial conundrum of embracing adulthood vs. desperately clinging to youth, there was one major f...

Confessions of a Retired Frat Boy

James Harrell | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
James Harrell

Somehow, between the years of 2006-2010, my college produced the Benjamin Buttons of swag because all of my friends had gotten exponentially cooler with age. How the hell was I supposed to hang out with them? And, secondarily, why hasn't Facebook set up an engagement filter yet?

Samantha Lachman

Bros Before Foes: Fraternity And Sorority PAC Supports Its Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

It seems as though the nation’s largest political action committee for fraternities and sororities embraces the same principle college students use ...

Is There a Future for Greek Life?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.09.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Most Greeks are on the defensive on American college and university campuses. While some of this defensiveness is historic, inbred paranoia, arguably many college administrators propose policies to limit Greek life over the long term.

10 Mistakes You Shouldn't Make During Rush

BroBible | Posted 10.08.2013 | College

Rush is an unquestionably fun time. You’ve just come to campus—this bastion of booze, girls of questionable judgment, and free time. Now you have ...

Lemme In!

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2013 | College

For many colleges and universities, the rush for sororities and fraternities has just ended, and people everywhere are joining in brother and sisterho...

Yale Crash Victim's Family Settles Lawsuit Against Fraternity

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | College

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The family of one of four Yale University students killed in a 2003 crash on Interstate 95 in Connecticut has settled a negligence ...

Can Greek Life Ease the Transition Into College?

Uloop | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Uloop

Greek life may not be for everyone, but for those who do choose to pledge in their college career can find their niche in college as soon as their first semester, easing the move to college.

Sincerity of Purpose

PJ Mintner | Posted 11.28.2012 | College
PJ Mintner

If a fraternity is not about mutual respect, then they are not a fraternity. If a chapter doesn't honor cognitive dissonance, they're just another student group on campus, and likely one of the student groups you shouldn't want to associate with.

Death At The Frat House (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.04.2012 | College

Philip Dhanens, a former high school prom king from Bakersfield, Calif., died last weekend after drinking at a Fresno State University fraternity pled...

Alleged Fireworks Battle Between Frats Leads To Pot Bust

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.21.2012 | College

Two fraternities from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, were allegedly engaging in a fireworks "battle" -- which involved shooting the fireworks off t...

Jason Cherkis

PHOTO: Paul Ryan Has Changed Little From His 1992 Frat Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan developed his political philosophy as an undergrad in the late '80s and early '90s at Miami University in Ohio. The New Y...

Being Queer, Going Greek

Brandon Thomas | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Brandon Thomas

A lot of hard work was put into bringing such an awesome organization on to MTSU's campus and there is still a lot of work to be done. But the hardest work of all has been convincing queer men to go Greek. Who can blame them?

New Friends, Lost Friends, Found Friends And Old Friends

Jim Higley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Fifty
Jim Higley

Every once in a while, my kids have to sit through my lecture about friends. I give it when one of their friendships fizzles, a pal peters out or a BFF suddenly goes MIA.