Culture and Society in Higher Education Series
Fraternities and Sororities in the Contemporary Era
A Pendulum of Tolerance
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Fraternities and Sororities in the Contemporary Era examines the issues and challenges pertaining to the American college fraternity/sorority community on American college campuses, otherwise known as “Greek life.” The text argues for its continuing relevance despite widespread media criticism. The authors of this volume claim that fraternities and sororities offer opportunities for a sense of belonging, student success, and social support systems for mental health. In particular, they can afford feelings of mutual identity and community service benefits. In general, the authors attempt to crystallize values and augment leadership development by urging organizations to reaffirm their commitment to the academic mission—one that requires consistent support from university leadership and concerned alumni. This text also provides an alternative counternarrative by providing a brief history of the academy’s relationship with “Greek life” and provide examples where the latter is no longer relevant to university ideals in which residential functions and developmental gains can be replicated by other campus programs and initiatives. This volume concludes that for fraternities and sororities to continue, parent or host institutions will need to exert greater jurisdiction and accountability through certified advisors, additional supervision, and measured on outcomes focused primarily on student learning.

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