Friday, December 10, 2010

Should You Rush in the Spring?

This is a question that has occupied the thoughts of freshmen, sophomores, and even juniors alike at the beginning of each semester. There are widely differing viewpoints on the subject of Greek society, with the popular media's generally negative portrayal as the dominant notion. With hazing, roofies, and a general “douche bag” or “slutty” stereotype of the average fraternity or sorority member, a preconceived adversity to rushing is actually quite understandable. Denying the fact that these aspects exist in the Greek system is an appeal to mental retardation; but as they say, the bad outweighs the good, and a small existence of these factors overshadows features like philanthropy, social networking, and a camaraderie that exceeds the superficial.


Rebecca Brough interviewed Sandra Fish to get a professor's opinion on the Greek system at CU as well as a student outside of the system for alternative perspectives on Greek society. The interview is recorded entirely in prose. Not really.

More Interviews!

Andrew Bridgers, while taming his pet bald eagle, was curious about conflicting viewpoints of the Greek system at CU, and organized a couple of interviews expressing the different perspectives on Greek life of a fraternity brother and a self-proclaimed "GDI".

Even More Interviews!!!!!!!!

Conducted by Tiffanie Battram, these interviews highlight some important factors of rushing and the Greek system from the viewpoints of both a CU Junior, Rebecca, and Tara, a grad-student from Vermont

Opinions on Greek Life


Curious as to the general opinion on popularly perceived aspects in Greek society, Teamo Supremo conducted a survey to figure out just that. Said survey polled many students at schools across different states, and includes a diverse greek/non-greek ratio. The results may actually surprise you.

Note that what is considered good aspects of fraternities and sororities (besides underage drinking of course) received the highest rating for their pertinence to Greek life, namely philanthropy, brotherhood/sisterhood, and social networking. On the flip-side, those easily identifiable as negative aspects - hazing, exclusion, and the concept of 'paying for friends' - all garnered the lowest scores, showing that how the media might portray the Greek system is quite different from the consensus of actual students.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fraternities Donate Money to Help Search for Assailant


Fraternities at the CU campus donated a total of $3,500 to increase the reward in the search for the man who attacked a Boulder police sergeant on the 16th of October. The donation was made by Boulder IFC, the governing body of 17 chapters, by collecting money from their members. Marc Stine, the Greek advocate for CU, cited the recently established 'police liaison' program for the donation and a good relationship between CU fraternities and the Boulder Police Department.

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