Groups often form in higher education around interests students have in common….health-nuts, jocks, preps, brainiacs, gamers, musicians, and even parents are naturally drawn together because they have commonality. That’s cool. It’s human nature.
Fraternities and sororities, called societies, were originally formed for social and literary purposes and held regular meetings in which members discussed highly charged and controversial subjects such as taxation and freedom. The first Greek letter organization was Phi Beta Kappa, which was founded on December 5, 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, the second oldest—next to Harvard— institution of higher learning in America.
- Binge Drinking
- Angry Spirited
- Expensive to join—paying for friends
- Zero Return on Investment – ROI
- No Originality — Big Fat Herd
- Discrimination — Looking down on non “Greeks”
- Rush Week
With the low graduation rates at state universities, this time should be devoted to college success skills, leading to career success. These organizations have absolutely no value that can be applied to the workplace (the REAL purpose of college). The need for Anti-Hazing statements. Really??? These are supposed to be adults!!! It’s like a reminder that you need food and water.