BY Hanna Lustig
on Aug 25, 2015
Welcome Week is a brief, halcyon period at the beginning of every college student’s academic year – a time for moving back to campus, a time for involvement fairs and mixers, a time for savoring the last bit of summer before classes begin.
Some frat stars at Old Dominion University, however, had other ideas. Yesterday, the upstanding men of Sigma Nu were suspended from fraternal activities for posting controversial banners outside their off-campus house. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Aug 17, 2015
This past Friday, a major uproar was caused by an opinion piece posted on AL.com about a sorority recruitment video made by the University of Alabama’s Alpha Phi. Spoiler alert: the opinion in this opinion piece was not a positive one. The writer of the piece, A.L. Bailey called the video, “all so racially and aesthetically homogeneous and forced, so hyper-feminine, so reductive and objectifying, so Stepford Wives: College Edition. Read More
BY Natasha Rodriguez
on Apr 14, 2015
As we previously reported, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee, aka the FratPAC, plans to lobby Congress this April for changes that will make college sexual assault cases even more difficult to report. The group wants the criminal justice system to resolve cases before universities look into them. Why? Because they seriously believe that students accused of sexual assault are treated unfairly. Show your support for victims and survivors of sexual assault by signing the petition to change FratPAC's sexual assault legislative agenda. Read More
The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee, aka the FratPAC, plans to lobby Congress this April for changes that will make college sexual assault cases even more difficult to report: The group wants the criminal justice system to resolve cases before universities look into them. Why? Because they seriously believe that students accused of sexual assault are treated unfairly.
As of right now, the U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to investigate complaints and deal with students who are found responsible of sexual assault. Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Mar 18, 2015
Yet another frat has failed to surprise us with their disgusting behavior, this time unleashing their brazen stupidity in the not-so-private world of the Internet. Penn State's Kappa Delta Rho's "2.0" Facebook page—which shared members' pictures of nude, unconscious women, drugs, and hazing with its 144 members—has been under police investigation since mid-January.
The frat's first site (so cleverly named “Covert Business Transactions") featured similar images and was discovered and dismantled last year. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 21, 2015
A New York Times article is encouraging sororities to throw parties as part of a larger effort to minimize the risk of sexual violence against women at campus Greek parties. The article claims that if sororities offered alternatives to frat parties, they would prevent some of the obvious dangers that many frat parties tend to have and create safer spaces for women to enjoy themselves.
“Instead of only regulating fraternities,” the article says, “administrators might want to consider a more free-market approach to changing the campus party scene. Read More
Consent is So Frat is a non-profit organization aiming not only to bring the conversation of consent into the houses of fraternities, but also to align with Greek systems to end sexual violence and rape culture on campuses around the country. The organization, made of three female and two male board members, promotes consent in a variety of really cool ways, including campus visits, awareness and photo campaigns, and conversation-starting products. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 05, 2014
We all know how dangerous internalized misogyny can be. Patriarchal culture can often result in women doing and saying things that aren't very supportive of our fellow ladies. Like slut-shaming. Aside from being completely lame sauce, there is new evidence that this is not simply a gendered phenomenon.
According to a study published in the June issue of Social Psychology Quarterly, slut-shaming has less to do with sex and more to do with class. Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Oct 08, 2013
Frats: Keg stands, Tikki torches, and brothers for life. Two weeks ago, an email surfaced from Georgia Techs Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, describing how to “Lure Rapebait”. The email goes into intense detail about how to hook up with women at parties. The email explicitly tells the other fraternity brothers exactly what any girl wants: "A GOOD DICK GRIND".
“Here is how to dance: Grab them on the hips with your 2 hands and then let them grind against your dick. Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley
on Sep 19, 2013
Sororities, often established to help women find a sense of community in male-dominated college campuses, have in some ways transformed into elite organizations that boast status and reputation. Girls work tirelessly to be desirable candidates, jump through hoops, and put up with hazing in hopes of being chosen as sister to a community of women who will help them advance both in their personal lives and their careers. But sometimes, even the "ideal" candidate cannot breach the ranks of these prestigious and exclusive organizations. Read More