1: What are fraternities teaching about rape? 2: Who is affected by rape in the greek system? 3: What is an example of sexual assault in the greek system? 4: What is the history of fraternities?
Question #1: What are fraternities teaching about rape?
"'We were teenagers doing stupid stuff, like fraternity members in most schools,' one Kappa Sig recalls. But sexual assaults 'were not tolerated.'" One fraternity brother named Grant Genske decided to start an group called "Greeks Against Sexual Assault".
Question #2: Who is affected my rape in the greek system?
"According to theNational Institute of Justice, sorority membership is a "risk factor" for sexual assault — 25% of sexual assault victims surveyed were sorority members but only 14% of non-victims surveyed belonged to a sorority."
Question #3: What is an example of sexual assault in the greek system?
Swarthmore College has disbanded it's two fraternities "Phi Psi" and "Delta Upsilon" after documents were released which suggested Delta Upsilon had a "Rape Attic". The documents, which were redacted by Voices and The Phoenix to conceal students' identities, suggest the Phi Psi members had participated in sexual assaults and made racist, homophobic, sexist and other offensive comments. The meeting minutes also referred to a "rape tunnel" and "rape attic" inside the Delta Upsilon house.
Question #4: What is the history of fraternities
According to "Wikipedia","The Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded on December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the first fraternal organization in the United States of America, established the precedent for naming American college societies after the Greek-letters. The group consisted of students who frequented the Raleigh Tavern as a common meeting area off the college campus. There is a persistent rumor that a Masonic lodge also met in the same place, but there was a different building used by the Freemasons at Williamsburg. Whether the students organized to meet more freely and discuss non-academic topics, or to discuss politics in a Revolutionary society, is unknown; the earliest records indicate only that the students met to debate and engage in oratory, and on topics that would have been not far removed from the curriculum."