Students

Do Fraternities Have a Place on the Modern Campus?

They began in an era when college was the domain of well-off white men. Now calls for reform may be greater than ever.

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Protesters gathered outside Kappa Delta Rho on Penn State’s main campus in March after news broke that fraternity members 
had shared unauthorized pictures of nude female students 
on a private Facebook page.
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Throughout their history, fraternities have taken many forms. They began as early-American literary societies, evolved into clubby training grounds for corporate leaders, and entered the 21st century hung over from the legacy of Animal House. They...

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