Frat Lobby Wants Congress to Block Schools From Investigating Rape  

The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee is a real thing that exists, and this April, they'll lobby Congress to make it harder for colleges to investigate rape and sexual assault. While most universities have indeed made an impressive mess of handling rape cases, the FratPAC doesn't exactly seem to be… » 3/25/15 12:20pm Wednesday 12:20pm

Will Ferrell on Fraternities: Maybe Just Get Rid of Them?

Open Call: Your Deranged Emails From Sorority Sisters

The Greek system is full of many amusements — silly rush costumes, bizarre rituals, spirited binge drinking, the occasional racist party theme — but emails are particularly entertaining. They lift the veil on the internal doings of a purportedly special club, the existence of which thrives, in large part, on its… » 4/24/13 11:30am 4/24/13 11:30am

Michigan Frat Bros Create Tenuous Excuse to Send Semi-Nude Pics of…

Oh, dudes' weens. We all know they exist, but don't you wish they'd be a little more proactive about showing themselves to you? Like, I shouldn't have to ask—you should just put it in my face forthwith. Luckily, THE GREEK SYSTEM IS HERE. » 2/18/13 3:35pm 2/18/13 3:35pm

Sorority Rush Is the Most Important Unimportant Thing Ever

If you've subjected yourself to a Bed, Bath & Beyond lately, you're well aware that we are just weeks away from the annual rite of parents abandoning their young in poorly lit dorm rooms with little more than a loft bed and a couple of stackable crates. And this means some ladies are just weeks away from the… » 7/17/12 3:00pm 7/17/12 3:00pm

Would Drying Up Greek Houses Cut Down on Hazing?

The hazing horror story is fast becoming its very own genre of longform journalism, and like any genre, certain expectations need to be met. These chronicles feature insulated, secretive communities (you might even say cults) of young adults seeking some form of social validation and quite willing to subject either… » 4/15/12 5:35pm 4/15/12 5:35pm

Pledge Sues Sorority for Making Her Pee Her Pants

Another day, another scary hazing story: today, a former Zeta Phi Beta pledge at UC Berkeley accuses her ex-sisters of beating her, making her pee her pants, and lots of other horrible behavior. Her lawsuit also reveals why for some pledges, it can be so hard to simply leave. » 2/03/12 2:15pm 2/03/12 2:15pm

Sorority Members Charged With Sisterly Assault For Violent Paddling…

Seven sorority members from the University of Maryland have been charged with assault for a violent hazing incident in which they choked and paddled a pledge. And their crimes may be part of a national pattern. » 12/16/11 10:40am 12/16/11 10:40am

Cornell Frat Hazing Pic Suggests Particularly Unpleasant Brotherhood…

This image is making the rounds on the Internet. At left is a Sophomore pledge to Cornell's Sigma Phi fraternity; at right, a Senior brother. And apparently what we're looking at is some part of the classy hazing process. » 1/17/11 4:40pm 1/17/11 4:40pm

LGBT Sorority Busts Greek Stereotypes

The members of UCLA's Gamma Rho Lambda acknowledge that the terms "LGBT" and "sorority" don't necessarily go together for a lot of people. But they hope to change that. » 10/08/10 12:08pm 10/08/10 12:08pm

Abusive Sorority Reminds Everyone That Hazing Isn't Just For Dudes

If there was any doubt that sororities can be every bit as bad as frats, let's dispel it with this tale of all-female hazing. » 9/03/10 1:38pm 9/03/10 1:38pm

Third Miami U. Sorority Punished For Puke-Stained Formal

A third Miami University sorority has been disciplined for their spring formal bacchanal — this one filled a bus with barf, trash, and slurs. » 6/02/10 9:30am 6/02/10 9:30am

Puke-y Sorority Party Held At Underground Railroad Museum

Yesterday we heard about one Miami University sorority's feces-strewn formal. Now it appears another sorority held a similar "drunken pukefest" ... at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. And they chose this wildly inappropriate location for no apparent reason. » 5/13/10 2:20pm 5/13/10 2:20pm

Not All Frat Boys Are Assholes

"After reading [frat boy Yale Reardon's article on "Rating Girls"] I'm ashamed to identify as a fraternity man. Calling women inferior to men destroys the overall objectives every house establishes in their bylaws." — IU senior Drew Anderson [IDS] » 4/14/10 4:40pm 4/14/10 4:40pm

Sorority Girls Judge Themselves More Than They Judge You

A new study reports some not-so-surprising findings, which anyone who went to school with a considerable Greek system probably knew anyhow: Sorority girls have "bulimic attitudes." Not that I've ever heard bulimia referred to as an "attitude." » 3/02/10 1:20pm 3/02/10 1:20pm