Six Michigan Frats and Sororities Suspended for Trashing Ski Lodges

Six fraternities and sororities at the University of Michigan have been suspended for absolutely trashing two ski resorts, damage that's estimated to exceed $50,000. There are still plenty of pictures of the wreckage on photo-sharing app Sneek, with some students arguing it's really no big deal. » 1/27/15 2:20pm Tuesday 2:20pm

Sorority Report #5: Crime, Punishment, and How to Get 'Blacklisted'

Welcome to Sorority Report, a feature in which we celebrate the best and battiest of Rush Week emails from sororities. Part 1 extolled the virtues of Spanx. Part 2 sang the praises of Vaseline and warned sternly against "natural looks." Part 3 lectured against allowing "randos" to wear Greek shirts in the general… » 1/23/15 5:10pm Friday 5:10pm

Sorority Report #4: Sister-Approved Shades of Turquoise You Can Wear

Welcome to Sorority Report, a feature in which we celebrate the best and battiest of Rush Week emails from sororities. Part 1 extolled the virtues of Spanx. Part 2 sang the praises of Vaseline and warned sternly against "natural looks." Part 3 lectured against allowing "randos" to wear Greek shirts in the general… » 1/22/15 3:30pm 1/22/15 3:30pm

Duke University Fraternity Suspended After Rape Allegation 

The Alpha Delta Phi fraternity at Duke University has been suspended, following an allegation from a female student that she was raped at party held at their off-campus house earlier this month. The woman told Durham police she passed out after being given a hot chocolate, and awoke the next morning with no underwear,… » 1/21/15 4:10pm 1/21/15 4:10pm

It's Time for Sorority Women to Have Their Own Damn Parties and Booze

In the midst of our ongoing and incredibly frustrating campus rape discussion, one odd fact keeps disappearing and reemerging from the conversation: sororities are formally prohibited from serving alcohol at official Greek events, while fraternities, um, serve quite a lot of it. Would allowing sororities to serve… » 1/20/15 10:50am 1/20/15 10:50am

West Virginia University Has Suspended All Frats and Sororities

The newest trend in Greek life at many universities is suspending fraternities and sororities, either one by one or as a whole. West Virginia University, a medium-size public university in Morgantown, has opted for the latter, suspending every frat and sorority on campus after an 18-year-old was found unconscious and… » 11/14/14 11:10am 11/14/14 11:10am

Johns Hopkins Pays Lip Service to Campus Rape, Frats Throw a Tantrum

Two weeks ago, during a party at Johns Hopkins University's Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped in a bathroom by two men. University administrators responded by sending out a letter temporarily suspending all social events held by fraternities and sororities. Now, hundreds of copies of a… » 11/11/14 11:10am 11/11/14 11:10am

Cal State Northridge Puts All Greek Life Pledging Activities On Hold

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Cal State Northridge is under investigation after a pledge came forward and reported on a hazing activity. Luckily, nobody was injured in the incident, but as a result, all fraternities and sororities on campus have been banned from any type of pledging or recruitment activities for… » 10/27/14 2:50pm 10/27/14 2:50pm

Fraternities Announce Plan to Train Members to Help Stop Assault

For many people, the word "frat" conjures to mind several horrible images: racist theme parties, hellish bodily fluid-themed hazing activities, rapey events and emails that blatantly encourage sexual predation, etc. Eight college fraternities are hoping to change that: on Tuesday, they announced new training to combat… » 9/23/14 2:10pm 9/23/14 2:10pm

Miss America Was Kicked Out of Her Sorority for Abusive Hazing

On paper, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev reads like a forward-thinking person's dream of what a beauty queen could be. She's a trilingual honors student who's publicly passionate about women's health and down to clown with Jimmy Kimmel; she's got a squeaky-clean image and a squeaky-clean resume. But it's missing one… » 9/22/14 1:30pm 9/22/14 1:30pm

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

What Happened When Two Christian Sorority Sisters Fell in Love

A pair of sorority sisters, after much time spent in close company, realized their feelings were more romantic than friendly. It sounds like the premise for a cute indie comedy. But as it played out within the Berkeley chapter of Christian Alpha Delta Chi, it morphed into a draining emotional trial. » 3/06/14 3:30pm 3/06/14 3:30pm

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