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Mon Oct 13, 2014, 03:50 PM

82. Reply #56 certainly IS a pathetic description of anyone who

was not greek. As it happens, THAT ISN'T MY POST. But that didn't stop you from condemning me for it.. because "all those frat boys are the same." That's actually the 'broad brush' criticism I complaining about in the first place.

As for Oxford, they have clubs with their own colors and drinking songs. Universities in Germany have 'studentenverbindung' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studentenverbindung. Which brings me to this:

In college I spent one year abroad - in Spain. There are no fraternities and sororities. They do have 'Colegios Mayores' some of which are centuries old. I spent part of that year living in one. In many of them, in-country residents are selected for residence based on their academic preference, or their sport preference, or their financial background, and yes even their personality. New residents are harassed mercilessly. There are weekly meetings, party committees, and the most hard-core boozing I've ever seen.

How are these groups any different? They aren't. In the US, fraternities and sororities are our home-grown adaptation of these same traditions of student clubs. Yes, some of them are horribly managed and have some genuine creeps (just like the ones in Europe and elsewhere). "Voluminous" research will find what exactly what certain researchers want to find. The greeks on US campuses often have overall higher GPAs than non-greeks, but nobody wants to read research on that - as it runs contrary to the prevailing stereotype. Research bias, it exists.

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