Leaders and professionals who deal with Greek Life have a relatively predictable response pattern to crises. Take our responses to hazing and substance misuse as an example. Several fraternity organizations adopted alcohol-free housing policies after a string of hazing deaths … Continued
Update: This post has been updated for accuracy (related to the FSPAC’s structure & fraternity lobbying) and clarity. Please keep in touch on twitter @FraternityNik with feedback or corrections! The Fraternity/Sorority Political Action Committee (FSPAC) often presents at major inter/national … Continued
It is time for another Hazing Prevention Week. The initiative began as a way to market hazing speakers. Today, it embodies all of the political theater around fraternity hazing. All the while, we ignore the reality that our efforts to … Continued
New state laws, proposed federal laws, zero-tolerance coalitions and repeated slandering of self-government highlight the hypocrisy in fraternity leaders’ attempt to use coercion against coercion. Taking a “Test” No lifeline candles remained. I incorrectly answered a fraternity trivia question. My … Continued
Broad, unrefined prohibition is an unworkable answer considered respectable only among those who fetishize authority and power – people who have no place in leading a values-driven fraternity experience.
Dog and Pony Show Laws like Pennsylvania’s, which merely bundle already illegal things together with a different context and title, will do nothing to stop deaths due to hazing. They may actually make it worse.