Some white (or non race themed) fraternities get away with worse. Others get away with less. There is a distribution. The fraternity in this article probably was new to the school - they only had six pledges. Usually, new organizations have a more tentative agreement with the school. Anyway, they beat someone until he had to go to the hospital. That’s pretty serious to me, and it might even justify criminal charges.
Why do you care? Each to their own. Always amazed by the vicseral reaction. Don’t like them, don’t participate. I didn’t. Sport took my time. I assure you Greeks don’t spend two minutes thinking about GDIs, yet the frat boys live rent free in Yayyywork’s head.
Princeton has no official fraternities or sororities, but there are several of each that are “underground”. The university does recognize the drinking eating clubs though, which largely serve the same purpose as the greek systems at other universities.
I’m sure there are and there are plenty with a very low percentage of the overall undergrad population. If you decided to go to Ohio, you know you’re going to go greek. You go to UC Santa Barbara, you’ll surf.
I was vice president of a fraternity while in college. Social organizations are important part of college experience if you ask me. We had more community service events per year than parties. Plus, it is good to be part of a multi year community in college. People are more motivated to contribute to the group, by building things, starting annual events, keeping in touch with alumni, etc.
I am going to my fraternity friend’s wedding this weekend. It is easier to stay in touch with more people if they are all part of a group. Also, some of my buddies are very successful and maybe I can leech from them at some point. Other organizations can fulfill these purposes as well, but fraternities are still a good option.