The Story Behind American University's Rapey, Violent 'Secret' Frat

On April 7th, an American University undergrad named Alex Louden was assaulted while walking near campus. His assailants allegedly first ran him down with a car, and then beat him while yelling anti-gay slurs until Loudon began to fall unconscious. He was hospitalized with a severe concussion and a spinal strain. Two… » 4/25/14 12:00pm 4/25/14 12:00pm

Read the Rapey Emails of American University's 'Secret Fraternity'

"Get the bitches in the right state of intoxication so the plows will be raining all over the place," read one of the fraternity-wide emails. "She had a friend who got raped in our house?" read another. "I would like to meet this lying cunt and show her how African men tread their women." In an unrelated email chain,… » 4/21/14 6:00pm 4/21/14 6:00pm

In 'Historic' Move, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Gets Rid of Pledging

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has a long and storied history of shitty antics at many of its chapters nationwide. This year, however, they've faced heightened scrutiny, which ultimately led to them being labeled the "deadliest" fraternity by Bloomberg News. The bad press apparently escalated so much that SAE… » 3/07/14 6:15pm 3/07/14 6:15pm

How to Ruin a Perfectly Good Story About Frat Life

Atlantic contributor Caitlin Flanagan has a long history of turning out short-sighted treatises on hookup culture and the sexualization of young woman and blah blah blah. But her latest piece for the magazine, a 14,000 word behemoth, manages to take on a different culture – frat culture – while insulting and ignoring… » 2/20/14 2:50pm 2/20/14 2:50pm

Arizona State Expels Frat Responsible for Racist MLK Day Party

Arizona State University officials have acted swiftly this week, choosing to sever all ties with Tau Kappa Epsilon, the fraternity responsible for the "MLK Black Party" where attendees were dressed in basketball jerseys, flashed gang signs, and drank from watermelon cups. That doesn't mean, however, that the members… » 1/24/14 11:10am 1/24/14 11:10am

Fraternity Suspended After Throwing MLK Day Party with Watermelon Cups

Here we go again. A fraternity at Arizona State University was suspended this week after throwing (and I can't believe I'm actually writing this) a particularly offensive Martin Luther King, Jr. Day party, in which participants dressed in basketball jerseys, flashed gang signs and drank from watermelon shaped cups. » 1/21/14 10:00am 1/21/14 10:00am

Dartmouth Sorority Leaders Threaten Boycott, Prompt Rush Overhaul

An email sent last week to the Dartmouth College listserve for campus-wide events reveals that five high level members of the school's Panhellenic Council intended to boycott this season's sorority rush because of "clear flaws" in the Greek recruitment process that "stratifies the Dartmouth community along race,… » 1/13/14 11:35am 1/13/14 11:35am

Now We've Heard All the Stories About the Worst Frat in America

On Monday, Sigma Alpha Epsilon was given the title of The Worst Frat In America, thanks to a Bloomberg piece that claims that the frat is responsible for more deaths of their members than any other frat in America. While it's quite an honor for SAE to receive this title, it's a super bummer they're getting all the… » 12/30/13 4:30pm 12/30/13 4:30pm

Bro Loses One Of His Balls During Fraternity Hazing

If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you do it? How about if everyone were letting the cool older fraternity brothers snap you in the balls with towels? For one hopeful member of Wilmington College's Gamma Phi Gamma chapter, the kind of peer pressure his mom probably warned him about resulted in him being down one… » 11/07/13 3:20pm 11/07/13 3:20pm

Frat Bro Issues a Damn Good Apology for Rapey 'Rapebait' Email

Last week, a gross, rapey email sent to the entirety Georgia Tech's Phi Kappa Tau fraternity by the house's social chair went viral. Rightfully so; it was a rapey, misogynistic piece of trash that referred to getting women as "luring rapebait." Now, the author of the infamous letter has offered an apology— and a damn… » 10/10/13 4:10pm 10/10/13 4:10pm

College Party Girls Are Too Busy Slutting It Up to Need Your Pity

When college women are free to do what they want, some of them are going to want to behave like college jackasses. They're going to drink, swear, hook up sloppily and indiscriminately, barf in the streets, and generally act like boorish male characters in straight-to-DVD sex comedies. Oh, and one more thing: despite… » 8/01/13 4:50pm 8/01/13 4:50pm

'FratPAC' Lobbies Against Anti-Hazing Bill, Because of Course It Does

In this age of special interest groups and untrustworthy politicians, how can we be really sure that the most vulnerable groups are being protected by the government? Who is advocating for the little guy? How can we be certain that everyone's rights are truly being protected? Specifically: who's looking out for… » 7/24/13 7:00pm 7/24/13 7:00pm

Naked Sweethearts & Mud Crawls: A Small College's Big Hazing Problem

Anonymous posters on Greek Life forums have long swapped rumors about the horrific hazing at Young Harris College, a tiny private college up in Appalachia run by former Georgia Secretary of State and failed gubernatorial candidate Cathy Cox. Now, a potent new lawsuit alleges that YHC administrators turned a blind eye… » 4/30/13 11:52am 4/30/13 11:52am