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  • Stereotype Of College Fraternities
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    Should Fraternities Be Banned From College Campus The frequency of binge drinking at fraternities and sororities leads to an "Animal House" style of living. (Dr. Henry Wechsler, Harvard University) Students celebrate the end of the week by flocking to local bars for $2 pitchers. They prepare for the big game by tailgating in the parking lots with coolers full of beer. Fraternities use keg parties to help recruit new pledges. As college students return to campus for the new school year, events li...
  • Must For Every Member Of A Fraternity
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    College Fraternities A fraternity, as defined by the The American Heritage Dictionary is 'a chiefly social organization of male college students, usually designated by Greek letters. ' (pg. 523) This definition, however, is very limited and leaves plenty of space for short sighted people to believe the stereotype conveyed by the popular media, where fraternity members are depicted as drunks who accomplish nothing either scholastically or socially. Unfortunately, both this definition and media po...
  • Old Sigma Chi Pledge
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    Hazing to Beat or not to Beat Hazing has been known as the right of passage into American colleges in the past and even still today. Primarily in fraternities hazing has been more so a problem than any other organization. "Most anyone who's seen the classic college movie "Animal House" can recall this famous seen of young Kevin Bacon's paddling during his fraternity pledge ship. In this context, the lines and scenes of hazing are funny to some people; but for others, hazing is an all-too-real pr...
  • Groups Fraternity Brothers
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    On the October of 1996, members of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity at Texas University traveled to a ranch north of their school to commence the annual initiation of their new pledges. Jonathan Culpepper a leader of their university clan poured a can of beer on John Warren a freshman pledge, and ordered him to do push ups while Culpepper sat on his back. He then pulled up viciously on his underwear, this eventuating two days later in one of his testicles being removed. This story is only one of many ...
  • Fraternity Members
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    College Fraternities College fraternities have always struck me as being an organization of guys who spend their time drinking beer and having their 'social gatherings' (parties). Just moving to Austin recently (which is by no doubt a 'college city') has made me want to know more about the sole purpose of these fraternities. For these reasons I chose to select this culture for my essay. The definition of a fraternity is defined as ' chiefly social organization of male college students, usually d...
  • Senseless Hazing Incident
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    ... surrounded by 'oceans of beer; loud music; sweating and willing women' (De Parle 39). Although, fraternities were founded to be '... an organization that stresses fund-raising and community service, as well as being a social outlet for members... ' (Fraternity Chapter Starts ' I 1). If fraternities are tired of being stereotyped, then they have to work hard in changing their reputation. Fraternities have to show society that they do have a beneficial purpose, and that they are not all about ...
  • Commitments To A Fraternity
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    The Positive Aspects Of Fraternities A college fraternity exists on the premise that a man is by nature asocial being and needs the companionship with his fellow man. A fraternity provides a structure, and an environment in which close friendships can flourish, Bringing each of the fraternity members closer to themselves. It is by no means the only organization in which a student might mature and develop lifelong friends. Just one of the many in which minds are shaped and imaginations flourish w...
  • Anti Hazing Law
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    Hazing has always been seen as a secretive campus activity when it comes to fraternities and pledging. A series of many cases of injuries and deaths related to fraternity hazing activities occurred in the United States over periods of time. Young college men are being hospitalized and even worse, dying, just for a couple of friends that give them a sense of belonging. The major causes of hazing are the students' wanting a sense of belonging in a big college campus, the college's infrequent knowl...
  • Possibility Of Healthy Competition Between Fraternities
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    Any aspect of competition brings forth rivalries, but can there be such a thing as a healthy rivalry between college fraternities? Is it possible for a group of college, testosterone-fueled men to coincide in a competitive environment day in and day out? It may be or it may not. The possibility is definitely out there but the effort is what needs to be improved. Every university that has a stable Greek system knows what happens if massive rivalries break out, and it is in their best interest to ...
  • Main Cause For People
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    Drinking is drinking Drinking Drinking is a subject that comes up at a lot of colleges and universities. The main cause of this is the fraternities that are on campus. The fraternities that are on major campuses are the ones which are responsible for most of the drinking, parties, and chaos. When your in your freshmen or soph more year in college, many times you will get a fraternity member asking you if you would like to rush them because they feel that you would be a good? brother.? If in time...
  • Causes College Students
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    College drinking is a growing problem amoung colleges and universities across the country. It has been estimated that at least ten percent of college students are problem drinkers, or "pre-alcoholics. ' This problem is a serious one. Each year, more and more students resort to college drinking for a number of various reasons. In order to solve this problem, we must consider, we must consider what causes college students to so excessively. Some reasons for college drinking may be immediate, while...

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