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Fraternities – a Breeding Ground for Rape Culture

"Fraternities" and “Rape Culture” Have Become Almost Synonymous in Recent Years However, the relationship between fraternity membership and sexual assault is nothing new. As early as 1989, researchers began examining fraternities as social context-groups and organizations that encourage the sexual coercion of women. Common social dynamics and norms in fraternities, including hyper-masculinity, preoccupation with loyalty and [...]

Penn State and West Chester University Fraternities Suspended

Fraternities, as well as sororities and other social organizations on college campuses, were created and developed to encourage strong social relationships among members and to provide various benefits conducive to one's life as a college student. However, in recent months, stories have surfaced alleging that local fraternities have engaged in questionable conduct, especially inappropriate conduct towards [...]

Penn State Fraternity Closed Following Allegations Of Hazing & Underage Drinking

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the fraternity of Pi Kappa Phi at the Pennsylvania State University was shut down following allegations of hazing and underage drinking despite the fact that the fraternity was already on probation. This marks the second fraternity at Penn State to be closed due to a pattern of questionable conduct by its [...]