Research + News | Topic: Greek Life

Old Dominion University’s Sigma Nu Frat Suspended During Probe Into Sexually Suggestive Signs

Crass, sexually suggestive banners “welcoming” freshmen women to a Virginia college last week have sparked outrage and led to the suspension of at least one of the school’s fraternities.

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The Dark Power of Fraternities

No doubt, John Belushi’s “Bluto” is the best known brother in any fraternity film ever made. The character in the 1978 film Animal House might even serve to define expectations for students arriving on campus who are considering rushing a frat. In a recent edition of The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan takes a look into the origin and development of Greek life in America, including a sobering look at how this campus culture has become a place of danger, debauchery, and carefully crafted legal wrangling. Her article, “The Dark Power of Fraternities”, should be required reading for any parent sending a child off to college.

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