(2000). Dangerous traditions: Hazing rituals on campus and university liability. Journal of College and University Law, 26 (3), 511-548. Drout, C. , & Corsoro, C. (2003). Attitudes toward fraternity hazing among fraternity members, sorority members, and non-greek students.
Students entering universities encounter many new obstacles during college years. Undergraduates struggle to balance academics, extracurriculars, and social life as they navigate their way through higher education. Party culture and societal values have made college campuses a place where binge drinking and drug use are not only common, but considered a norm, resulting in unsafe sexual situations for both men and women. Widespread sexual assault is not a new phenomenon on college campuses, where 1 in 5 women experience attempted or completed assault over the course of a college career (Sexual Violence, Facts at a Glance, 2012). However, commentary and reporting on the topic of rape and violence on college campuses have gained rapid momentum in recent months.
Bad education performance can be the cause of members of a Fraternity and Sorority dealing with insecurity, self-image, and psychological issues. The process of joining the Greek life is challenging, students get specifically recruited and enter what it’s called a rush. Rush is known to be popular ritual among the organizations where members get to know each other more. Fraternities and sororities will host and promote parties and many would go through initiation process to become a member. According to “Here’s Looking at You: Self-Objection, Body Image Disturbance, and Sorority Rush,’’ rush process occurs over a period of several days and involves an ongoing series of interpersonal interactions during which rushes are clearly being evaluated
In Zoë Heller’s Rape on the Campus, She advocates how sexual assault happens often on campuses, and that it needs to be significantly more addressed; as it is scarce for women to bring the college’s attention to the assault. Heller asserts that, “20 percent of women are sexually assaulted during their time at college and as few as 5 percent of these assaults are ever reported to police” (185). Noting that ninety-five percent of sexual assault cases are dealt by the college, colleges can take advantage and handle its reputation by outputting false information to cover any potential negative reputation. While colleges are forced to obey the rules of title IX, I believe this is an inadequate effort to remove bias teachers and workers from colleges.
Mr. Chairman, judges, ladies and gentleman, todays motion is the oppositions of the current drinking age. We believe the drinking age should be lowered. First, the current alcohol culture is lethal to many young adults. Many college professors would argue the same point. They 're surrounded by this culture, and everyday are impacted by it, through their students.
Have you ever wondered if colleges have or had riots before? Or even been segregated for a very long time? Well you came to the right place to find out. They had many reasons for the Ole Miss riots and segregations but I am going to cover 3. They mainly had this riot because of segregation, the enrollment of U.S. Military veteran James Meredith, and the shoot-out they had on campus.
For a while, I thought to myself, why do these college organizations cause such negative impact to a student’s life? From what I assume the Greek organization should provide a positive aspect and beneficial impact on a student’s education but from listening to different stories and watching my sisters go through their experiences in Sigma Phi Omega, it seem like it can be emotionally and physically harmful for a student. Fraternities and sororities on college campuses can have a negative impact on a student’s education and life; therefore, administration should consider strict regulations due to various reasons of
As one article stated,” a drinking age of 21 has put colleges and universities in the difficult position of having to police a population of drinkers, half of whom are legally permitted to drink, and half of whom are not. This leads to an enormous amount of illegal drinking on campus. In the end, I favor lowering the drinking age to 19, which would help solve the problem of illegal drinking on campus while still making it illegal for high school students to drink, thereby limiting the flow of legally (and easily) purchased alcohol into younger adolescents’ social networks,” (Steinberg, 5). Many may argue the amount of D.U.I related accidents this may bring forth ; However, the Health Research Fund states that in many countries around the world where they have a lower legal drinking age,” they have seen a greater reduction of drunken driving accidents than the United States, where the legal age is 21.” (“Pros and Cons of Lowering the Drinking Age”) This also states that many of those accidents are related to “thrill” drinking due to the fact that it is somewhat “thrilling” to break the law. Perhaps if the age was lowered we would see a dramatic change in
The town hall was called in response to anti-Semitic photos posted on a residence hall door. UW-Student Zach Pravato said he saw the pictures and people’s reactions. “Those picture were everywhere, and people were calling for the University to do something.” More than a hundred people met on Tuesday night at the university’s event to discuss the issues and hopefully find solutions. The topics ranged from the University response, to future responses to bias. UW Hillel Employee Amy Kasmir shared her thoughts on the purpose of a town
Statement of the Problem Alcohol-related sexual assaults happen frequently within a college campus. Although sexual assault on campus has become a growing concern for the public, many of these sexual assaults go unreported so it is hard to know how severe of a problem it really is. Even though the majority of these sexual assaults are committed by acquaintances known to the victim many will be disciplined lightly or not at all by the university board. It is important to understand that sexual assault does not just mean rape, but also any sexual contact that involved force upon a person without that person’s consent. Based on the university’s alcohol policy on campus, I want to know if the environment created creates a setting where sexual assaults
There are organizations that surround the colleges and universities, such as, sororities and fraternities. Sororities and fraternities are amongst the general college student’s populations. The members have a high chance of engaging in drinking alcohol and abusing drugs. The reason behind the high risk of drinking alcohol and drug use are other peers or student colleagues peer pressuring students into drinking alcohol and using drugs. It’s very common that sororities and fraternities lure non-Greek organizations students into thinking that drinking alcohol and using drug substances is fun and enjoying what college has to offer.
In my first semester at Duke University, I have witnessed an array of attacks on minorities and the subsequent reaction by various student groups, ultimately leading to the production of an independent underground zine consisting of pieces written by a multitude of students: the Un-Chronicled. In this paper, I attempt to analyze the discourse set forth in the magazine using mainly the political ideologies presented by Wendy Brown in “Wounded Attachments” and, to a lesser extent, Richard Ford in “Beyond ‘Difference’: A Reluctant Critique of Legal Identity Politics.” While I believe many of the points made in the publication are valid and deserve the attention of both fellow students and administration, the presentation of those points is often
A study done through Journal of American College Health found out that “many students overestimate the amount of alcohol their peers consume, and start drinking to the imaginary drinking level” (Carter). Incidents due to misconceptions are common. According to Bloomberg News “more than 60 people have died in fraternity-related incidents” (Friedman). To avoid problems like this, the Greek life itself or advisors/directors can organize “talk sessions”. Getting members to communicate what they think about and letting them know what the reality is can help members to rethink.
By creating an open drinking culture, Carleton is creating many dangerous situations for its students. First, fewer regulations means more drinking. According to Dean Govoni in a 2004 interview, “80-85% of students drink” which is incredibly high. What is even more disturbing is around half of the student population binge drinks according to a Harvard study. Binge drinking involves drinking at a very fast rate in order to get drunk which clearly can be incredibly dangerous, especially for inexperienced drinkers.