Animal House, The Skulls, Legally Blonde, Old School - the
list of films that stereotype fraternities and sororities just
Well, we here at Campus Life finally decided we wanted to get
to the bottom of frat and sorority life. Namely, to figure out
what exactly they do, how exactly they do it and why so many
do it to begin with.
So to set the record straight, we sent two "undercover" reporters
- Dale Wyatt and Niru Somayajula - out to rush for two Greek
societies and had them document their experiences about this
world during the various rush week events.
We also spoke to several people within the Greek system and
found out there's a lot more to fraternity and sorority life
than exclusive parties. Many of the societies place great importance
on academics and charity work and since most fraternities and
sororities are internationally based, there are similar chapters
all over North America.
One major theme emerged from our analysis of Greek life: brother
and sisterhood. Everyone who spoke about frats and sororities,
including our two undercover rushes, commented on the unique
team spirit found within these organizations.
Campus Life wants to use this week's section to dispel some
of the myths surrounding fraternity and sorority life and expose
some of the truth and surprises behind this Greek world.
Editor's note: The Campus Life editors would also like
to congratulate and take credit for the streakers that made
their appearance at this year's Homecoming game. They can cross
that off their grad checklist. Yay streakers!
Frats and sororities exposed
Undercover Brother: Gazette
Today was overwhelming. Standing amid a plethora of tables,
it was difficult to decide which fraternity table to approach.
After 10 minutes of spinning around, I finally decided on two
different ones - one because they looked like "normal" guys
and the other because the guy was wearing a cowboy hat. The
attitudes of the individuals behind the tables differed completely
from a timid "hey," to a loud booming "hello, what's your name?"
followed by a tight handshake.
Greek stereotype Q&A
Andrew Crook - current member and former president
of Phi Gamma Delta
Jess Davidson - current president of Panhel
Sister Act 3: the Rush
da island coconut
If someone told me two weeks ago I would be joining a sorority,
I probably would have laughed, maybe even snickered a little
and I definitely would have forgotten about it 15 seconds later.
When I did end up rushing, I was in for something I definitely
wasn't expecting - sisterhood.
Frat boys, frat boys; what'cha gonna
Stereotypical Frat Guy
Mr. Nice Guy