A student group at a public university in Utah has been told that it may not use Greek letters in its name. Why? Because the university believes that ...
What black fraternities have done by not actively including all men of color, despite sexual orientation, to consider joining is create yet another rift within the black community.
While a person's physical appearance does not equate to his or her personal beliefs or upbringing, girls know that they are joining organizations where first impressions matter.
We come from sentimental organizations that take pride in upholding traditions and rituals. But this is not an excuse to enable the continuation of harmful practices.
I help people with their interior design and Feng Shui in the most non-traditional and interesting places all over the world, but this was a first: son Connor, a rising sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, moved into his frat house and asked for help setting up his room.
The latest in the school's long line of highly publicized offenses is the widely condemned "Bloods and Crips" party recently co-hosted by the Alpha Delta fraternity and the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
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.
Have others experienced the same type of hazing or discrimination on campus? Spread the word! You don't need to explain every detail of your situation, and you can even remain anonymous by using social media.
This was not an organization built around getting trashed or putting each other down or access to hot guys. It was about going places in the world and how to get there.
I am writing about the film as a person who enjoys movies that offer food for thought and as a Greek who lives in New York. What if... is a very good production with an excellent choice of music and a story that makes you think and revaluate things. I connected to the movie in many ways
There's no need for hazing to continue. Despite popular belief, it is not a right of passage. I can proudly say that I was not hazed, and I don't feel like any less of a sister because of that. If anything, I feel better about being part of an organization where I am valued and respected.
Realistically, I'm probably not the only girl out of the 285,543 members of a Panhellenic organization who had no idea what a sorority was -- let alone what recruitment was or how to go about it.
While it may seem insensitive to "blame" hazing victims for their hazing experiences, the issue is not so much blame. It's a question of who are the various stakeholders who may play a vital role in ending, or at least seriously curtailing, hazing.
The girl who had first walked into coffee shop two years earlier was gone. Time and experiences had taken my life and the life of my friends on a different path.
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.
On one hand, you have BGLO members who believe that there has been great continuity with regard to pledging (they often make a theoretical distinction between it and hazing)--that it has remained constant and consistent over the generations and should remain so.