Now let's discuss some of the disadvantages. Consider your hectic schedule, and then consider another hectic schedule on top of it. While meetings and some events, like charity and recruitment, might be mandatory, others are optional. Though, chances are, you’ll want to attend the fun, frequent social events. Let’s get into the fun stuff, housing. While not all houses are the same, many have a lot of rules and requirements in order to live there, like specific study hours or attendance policies. If you’re more of a free spirit, this may not be your thing. Do you work? Well, you might have to. Fraternities and sororities require membership fees. For example, the initiation dues of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity are about $265 in addition to the
Sororities and fraternities are becoming more influential on college campuses and among the professional world. Over 730 schools across the United States have the Greek life system and there are several different fraternities and sororities on each college campus. Many Americans have extremely different opinions about Greek life as a whole. Although many say it is all about partying, there are many pros and cons to joining Greek life. Greek life can be a very good experience in college, it is whatever people make it.
Twelve members of fraternities or sororities were also surveyed. Eleven stated that they joined so they can meet new people and make friends. Only five agreed that they joined so they could help the community. Eight of the ten felt they needed to join so they would have a place to party and also meet girls. Three felt that being a member taught you leadership skills. Two joined because they thought it would look good on a resume.
There are three main organizations on campus: fraternities and sororities, music, and athletics. They all play a big role at Troy University with many students participating and getting involved with them. Fraternities and sororities gain many people because of parties and other alike functions. They get stereo typed because of the functions but not all people join for that reason. My roommate is in one of the Greek organizations, but she joined because of the sister hood. That is another big deciding factor for multiple girls because they don’t have someone, like a sister, to be close to in their hometown. Along with that, Greek Organizations allows people to have accountability partners for studying and everyday life. It makes adjusting
Pledging is a large part of fraternities, it is where the members come from. Josh Hartley, a junior at the University of Southern California where he pledged Phi Gamma Delta said, “The people who are the most committed as pledges turn out to be the most committed as brothers. Without that commitment it turns into a drinking club.” Being a part of a fraternity is more than just drinking and
It is one of the most talked about, controversial, and debated organizations on college campuses: Greek Life. Originally started to promote scholarly conversation, fraternities and sororities have gotten a reputation for being organizations that promote poor decision making skills when it comes to alcohol, drugs, and parties. However, how accurate is this reputation? According to the research, it is not accurate at all. In fact, there are actually many benefits to being involved in a fraternity or sorority. Despite the criticism surrounding it, Greek Life is a beneficial organization for students to be involves in because it helps students develop professional skills and connections, access scholarships, and have a stronger performance
In Greek fraternities, a culture that supports and encourages sexual violence thrives. My paper will focus on the relationship between fraternity culture and sex crimes. More specifically, my working thesis is that the culture of collegiate fraternities encourages sexual assault through peer pressure, substance abuse, and college administration complicity.
One in ten American students attending a college or university will join a Greek organization during their academic enrollment.1 While Greek affiliations only constitute an average of 8.5 percent of American college students, Greek social organizations produce a disproportionately large percentage of leadership representatives in prominent and influential positions of business, politics, and legal sector authority.2 As more Greeks advance to positions in the top echelons of society, the domination of these elite realms creates a desire to understand the inherent nature of fraternity and sorority culture. Greek organizations are noted as the training grounds that bolster traditional, and potentially harmful definitions of gender and sexuality as well as promote the pursuit of power and prestige within its members.3 In Inside Greek U: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit of
Many Americans believe that fraternities embody the college experience and that they are essential for every student. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. Fraternities can actually encourage exclusivity and discriminatory behavior. They also serve no purpose that other organizations do not already offer. Therefore, colleges should dispose of fraternities.
Recently, the idea of partaking in a fraternity has become more prevalent. Young adults are captivated with wanting to live the Greek life. The clothes and parties seem to drawn in teens like a magnet. However what these teens do not realize is the terrible things associated with fraternities. Many fraternities have a reputation for turning college students into drunks, treating women vulgarly, enacting violent hazing against other fraternity members and disrupting the true reason why students go to college. For these reasons fraternities should be banned altogether on college campuses.
Fraternities have been around since 1400 and have produced some of the world's most successful leaders. Fraternity men have a higher cumulative grade point average than non-fraternity men do.
As portrayed in the 1978 hit movie Animal House, college fraternities/sororities are a hotbed of excessive drinking, casual sex, vandalism, and generally licentious behavior. But, in real life, unlike the movie, the results of such conduct are hardly laughable. Even though the nationwide membership in both fraternities and sororities are at an all time high of 350,000 members, fraternities and sororities are still receiving harsh criticism from university leaders and civic authorities. In the face of several recent incidents, fraternity and sorority behaviors can no longer be viewed as harmless school boy or school girl high jinks, but must be seen for what it truly is, a dangerous threat to the
The Greek community is a longstanding tradition found at most colleges and universities across the country. Greek Letter fraternities and sororities were designed to instill principles of friendship, loyalty, service, and academic success into their members (Alford, Joe). Over time, many of these values have become more difficult to recognize in chapters across the nation because of multiple incidents involving partying, binge drinking, and especially hazing. These are the issues that have come to define Greek life on campuses in the United States today, and because of that Greek life as a whole has developed a nasty reputation in the eyes of the public. Although these are what most people think about when they imagine a typical fraternity or sorority, it is not the way these once great institutions were designed to be. The Greek community needs to do a better job of working together to prove to their campuses, and to the nation, that they are about much more than the issues that surround them. A major reform is in order to help the Greek system return to the values that they were founded upon, so that they can continue to be an important part of millions of young adult’s college experiences.
The sources I have chosen offer different viewpoint on if fraternities are beneficial to students. The sources are by people that are well educated and involved in the subject of fraternities and there is even a source by fraternity members on how they have been affected by their fraternity. The most widely accepted perception of fraternities is that they do not behoove students in any way. This, however, could not be farther from the truth. Students who join a fraternity are offered several to grow leadership skills, social skills and grow as a