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.


The Hazing Problem at Black Fraternities

The Hazing Problem at Black Fraternities

Black fraternities face different challenges than white ones—but both groups can be corrupted by twisted power dynamics.

I Loved Being in a Fraternity

I Loved Being in a Fraternity

Greek life can teach young men the value of diplomacy—and of friendship.

How Colleges Could Get Rid of Fraternities

How Colleges Could Get Rid of Fraternities

It's not that easy to banish the Greeks.

Pop Culture's War on Fraternities

Pop Culture's War on Fraternities

Animal House and its many descendants didn’t glorify the Greek system—they mocked it. 

I Fought Back Against My College's Sexist Fraternity
18 U.S. Presidents Were in College Fraternities

18 U.S. Presidents Were in College Fraternities

Do frats create future leaders, or simply attract them?

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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