The Role of Fraternities and Sororities Today
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Lifelong friendships, a sense of community, professional opportunity: these are among the reasons that more than 9 million college students belong to a Greek organization. But fraternities in particular have come under increased scrutiny in recent years. Since 2005, the U.S. has seen more than 60 fraternity-related deaths, and institutions across the country have grappled with issues of violent hazing and sexual assault. Many people insist the coverage of these issues paints an unfair portrait of Greek life and the integral role it can play in the development of well-rounded adults. A conversation about the role of fraternities and sororities in the college experience today and the case for their future.
contributing editor, The Atlantic.
President & CEO, North-American Interfraternity Conference, Inc.
President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at George Washington University. He was the 15th President of GWU.
author, "Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy."
contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the author of "College Unbound: the Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students."