Are Fraternities and Sororities In Danger of Extinction?
By Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th (Blog #10: Greek Life)
Yes, it is true that Greek Letter Organizations have been in existence for 239 years. And yes, it is true that every U.S. President and Vice-president, except two in each office, born since 1825 have been members of a fraternity. And yes, it is true that a U.S. Government study shows that over 70% of all those who join a fraternity/sorority graduate, while under 50% of all non-fraternity/sorority persons graduate.
But what is happening to the reputation of the 21st century GLO and the rich legacy that these fraternities and sororities have? Is it affecting new membership? What is happening to the current membership?
Unfortunately, the reports of hazing, alcohol and sexual abuse that are plaguing fraternities and sororities have sparked concerns among university administrators and politicians. In fact, a South Carolina State Representative, has proposed that congress create a database “where violations, arrests and investigations linked to fraternity and sorority activities at the state’s public colleges can be…(CLICK HERE to Read More…)
Lisa M. Bryant, M.Th, Writer
Member of Zeta Phi Beta® Sorority, Inc.
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