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Greek Life Isn't What It Used to Be

Greek life is a tradition that has spanned hundreds of years, yielding lifelong connections. But is that the Greek life that we see today at universities across the country?

The answer is no. I go to a small college where most of our fraternities and sororities are not even nationally recognized and thus not connected to other schools. Without a way to connect students from different states around the U.S., Greek life is just a collective group of organizations that cultivate partying, hazing, exclusivity and a clique-type culture.

None of these factors are particularly helpful in fulfilling a college education. American universities need to reduce their Greek life to academic fraternities that aren’t participating in toxic traditions.

Instead we have new networks to connect college students across the country such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.


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