Greek Life

In The Atlantic’s March issue, Caitlin Flanagan writes about one of the most controversial institutions in higher education: the modern fraternity. She describes a culture of misogyny, psychological trauma, and self-destruction, and explores the difficulty that college administrators face trying to control this behavior. But fraternities can also be forces for good. So what can be done to encourage the positive and discourage the negative? We've gathered a set of parents, former fraternity members, and education writers to address these issues.


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