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2020-10-29 7:58:09 AM  
The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?
 
2020-10-29 8:01:17 AM  
Naaaawww... realllyyyy?
 
2020-10-29 9:51:48 AM  

growinthings: The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?


Frats are just paid friends. Unless you want to pay thousands of dollars to get liver failure by age 22, don't do it
 
2020-10-29 9:52:27 AM  
Did someone get carried away with bouffing?

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2020-10-29 9:52:32 AM  
It's why I never even considered Greek life in college. Better, smarter things to do with my time.
 
2020-10-29 9:55:35 AM  

growinthings: The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?


Im fine with excluding others.

To the point where I exclude all those other frat boy ass wipes.
 
2020-10-29 9:55:55 AM  

xiakc: Frats are just paid friends. Unless you want to pay thousands of dollars to get liver failure by age 22, don't do it


I have the exact same recommendation about college. There isn't even any value in a High School diploma anymore.

/CMU grad
 
2020-10-29 10:00:38 AM  

Antidamascus: It's why I never even considered Greek life in college. Better, smarter things to do with my time.


I think that it depends on where you go to school...I went to a giant state school for undergrad and the frats were exactly what you think that they would be.  I also went to visit people at other schools and they were not so stereotypical...and with limited student housing, it was a way better choice than the dorms.
 
2020-10-29 10:03:51 AM  
Have the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor yet?
 
2020-10-29 10:04:48 AM  
Interesting.  My son almost went to Duquesne for Physics.  He loved the city when he visited.
 
2020-10-29 10:05:17 AM  
It is easy for me to sit back at 45 years old and condemn these college kids and this COVID is serious biz, but how many of you can honestly say that at age 18 in college you may have ignored the rules for beer and girls even if it was a matter of life and death for you and others?

Again, I am not justifying it, just being realistic.
 
2020-10-29 10:07:53 AM  

mcsiegs: It is easy for me to sit back at 45 years old and condemn these college kids and this COVID is serious biz, but how many of you can honestly say that at age 18 in college you may have ignored the rules for beer and girls even if it was a matter of life and death for you and others?

Again, I am not justifying it, just being realistic.


I was (am) a huge nerd and dork. I was nowhere near those things. Obviously not everyone is but yea no thanks.
 
2020-10-29 10:08:52 AM  

mcsiegs: just being realistic.


Hey, universities got their tuitions, and that was the important thing. You and I knew what would happen, and so did every university president. They didn't care.
 
2020-10-29 10:10:12 AM  

TheYeti: Antidamascus: It's why I never even considered Greek life in college. Better, smarter things to do with my time.

I think that it depends on where you go to school...I went to a giant state school for undergrad and the frats were exactly what you think that they would be.  I also went to visit people at other schools and they were not so stereotypical...and with limited student housing, it was a way better choice than the dorms.


We have basically two types of frats/sororities where I went to school.  You've got the standard ones, all going down about 3 blocks of one street.  I refused to even drive my car down that street anytime from Thursday 4PM until Monday morning, even though it was faster and commonly would have made for easier/closer parking to where I was going.  At one point in the course of two weeks I nearly hit two drunk morons that stumbled out from between parked cars while trying to cross the street from one drunken party to another.  That was it for me.  Then there were the other ones that were actually respectable and focused on being basically large study/network groups for various types of students, like engineering or math.  The only time they made the news was when some student won some award or a group was presenting a cool side project they were working on at some conference.
 
2020-10-29 10:10:45 AM  
They were already on double secret probation.
 
2020-10-29 10:10:52 AM  

mcsiegs: It is easy for me to sit back at 45 years old and condemn these college kids and this COVID is serious biz, but how many of you can honestly say that at age 18 in college you may have ignored the rules for beer and girls even if it was a matter of life and death for you and others?

Again, I am not justifying it, just being realistic.


I agree, its about time we lowered standards for the overprivileged dipshiats that will soon be running things.
 
2020-10-29 10:11:27 AM  

goatharper: mcsiegs: just being realistic.

Hey, universities got their tuitions, and that was the important thing. You and I knew what would happen, and so did every university president. They didn't care.


Spot on...
 
2020-10-29 10:12:31 AM  

mcsiegs: It is easy for me to sit back at 45 years old and condemn these college kids and this COVID is serious biz, but how many of you can honestly say that at age 18 in college you may have ignored the rules for beer and girls even if it was a matter of life and death for you and others?

Again, I am not justifying it, just being realistic.


No one here was cool enough to join one.
 
2020-10-29 10:17:22 AM  
Fark, I am dissapoint.

Not one reference to pizza faced pencil necked nerds or top shelf pussy.

Jesus, do I have to do everything?
 
2020-10-29 10:20:42 AM  

goatharper: mcsiegs: just being realistic.

Hey, universities got their tuitions, and that was the important thing. You and I knew what would happen, and so did every university president. They didn't care.


And they didn't have to touch those precious mythical elevnty brazillion doller endowments
 
2020-10-29 10:27:18 AM  

growinthings: The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?


I thought that the main purpose was to enable underage drinking.
 
2020-10-29 10:29:54 AM  

Oztemprom: Fark, I am dissapoint.

Not one reference to pizza faced pencil necked nerds or top shelf pussy.

Jesus, do I have to do everything?


*ahem*

All of you Farkers are hating on a tradition you know nothing about, you all must have been pencil-necked pizza-faced geeks in the Chess Club, fraternity brothers get access to more top-shelf pussy than you could shake a stick at, and the relationships you make in the Brotherhood will last you a lifetime.
 
2020-10-29 10:30:23 AM  
Statute of limitation expired, so CSB time, maybe.

I went to school at a time in which wifi was a new thing. I rushed a frat. They wanted me to wire up their house for ethernet and wifi, so I did - I figured hey, I'll probably sleep here at least over the weekend so why not. I had run an internet cafe before college, so I did a good job and set it all up for possible LAN parties and so on.

Anyway, they voted against me joining after that. Fair enough, I don't mind having done the labor, but here's an itemized invoice for the stuff I had to buy (cables, a network switch etc). I was basically told to get lost.

Next time they had a party, I waited until everyone was passed out, and courtesy of a couple of steel beams tied to my own car, pushed all the cars parked outside the frat house into the drainage canal next to it. It was supposed to rain. It didn't, but they still got a giant towing bill getting them out the next day, they had to call a crane and so on.

Don't ever not pay the bill.

(Then there was the time a neighbor had her pastor perform an exorcism on me... San Antonio during the early 2000s was interesting).
 
2020-10-29 10:30:49 AM  
My fraternity operated under the warrior's code. Something you dorks couldn't possibly understand.
 
2020-10-29 10:30:54 AM  

johnny_vegas: Interesting.  My son almost went to Duquesne for Physics.  He loved the city when he visited.


That isn't interesting, in any way
 
2020-10-29 10:34:02 AM  

chitownmike: johnny_vegas: Interesting.  My son almost went to Duquesne for Physics.  He loved the city when he visited.

That isn't interesting, in any way


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2020-10-29 10:41:04 AM  
I was a student manager in the duquesne cafeteria in the early 80's. The sororities and frats all sat in one area of the cafeteria at tables they claimed as their own.  The really stuck up princess sorority was lambda something and their pledges carried around little stuffed lambs. The worst frat of jock douchebag asses wasn't even Greek, they called themselves "The Sheiks".  Sheik condoms was their inspiration. Funny at a Catholic university.

The Lambdas had a big chalk board next to their table for announcements. Being a student manager I had to be at work early and one day I drew on the lambda chalkboard a Sheik character farking a lamb. Hey, I was also an art student, I couldn't help myself. They hated each other already but the screaming, shouting and food fight between them that day was epic.

Another duquesne story. The biggest muscle head jock in the sheiks grabbed a skinny helpless kid and held him out an 18th floor window of the towers dorm.  Nothing happened to the big jock, it was all in good fun.
 
2020-10-29 10:41:46 AM  
And rapes went down 50%.
 
2020-10-29 10:42:34 AM  
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie

DUQUESNE!
 
2020-10-29 10:44:58 AM  

growinthings: The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?


Isn't that also called cult/religion?
 
2020-10-29 10:45:05 AM  

growinthings: The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?


I've been adamantly against frats since I saw Revenge of the Nerds in 5th grade.
 
2020-10-29 10:47:49 AM  
Duque sucks
 
2020-10-29 10:52:15 AM  

growinthings: The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?


Unsurprisingly, the Greek organizations that fit your description are shrinking at most colleges.  The ones that don't are stable or growing.  Unlike the 70s - 90s, people aren't typically lining up to join fraternities in huge numbers like they used to.  Demand is getting pretty weak.  And most people willing to consider fraternities are choosing to join organizations that aren't abusive dumpster fires.

The Chet & Chad factories get a lot of media attention when they do... well, what they do.  But many of the ones you don't hear about are middle-of-the-road social clubs.  They're not massively expensive or absurdly exclusive.  They don't run credit checks on your family or hunt for legacies.  And they don't put up with abuse, hazing, misogyny, racism, etc.  None of that internal protection "blue wall" type bullshiat.

But most don't see them because they don't end up in headlines.
 
2020-10-29 10:53:10 AM  

growinthings: The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?


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2020-10-29 10:54:14 AM  

growinthings: The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?


You know Greek systems include Sororities. 

Maybe they all have internalized misogyny.  Yeah.  That's it.

People are free to assemble in many ways.  It seems that you don't like this one.
 
2020-10-29 11:00:19 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: growinthings: The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?

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Blondes, brunettes and a token redhead. What a diverse group!
 
2020-10-29 11:11:52 AM  
I think you'd have to be mad to go to college this year, at least if you're attending a college that is residential. You want knowledge? You can get knowledge by taking some classes on coursera or EdX. You want to make the friends and have the experiences that shape you for the rest of your life? You're not going to get it by shelling out $50,000 to take classes via Zoom or sitting alone in your dorm room.
 
2020-10-29 11:24:43 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Then there were the other ones that were actually respectable and focused on being basically large study/network groups for various types of students, like engineering or math.  The only time they made the news was when some student won some award or a group was presenting a cool side project they were working on at some conference.


I had the same college experience. Frat Row and Sorority Row were always chaos. Fun chaos sometimes, but still chaos.

Then there were the non-Greek Greeks. Delta (Engineers), Alpha Phi Omega (service) and so on. APhiO was and is mine (life member), and that was very worthwhile. Could we still party pretty hard if we wanted, sure. However I can say for certain we didn't have one DUI in my 4 years there. We kept pretty straight.
 
2020-10-29 11:26:24 AM  

Joe Satin: mcsiegs: It is easy for me to sit back at 45 years old and condemn these college kids and this COVID is serious biz, but how many of you can honestly say that at age 18 in college you may have ignored the rules for beer and girls even if it was a matter of life and death for you and others?

Again, I am not justifying it, just being realistic.

No one here was cool enough to join one.


CSB: In 1990 I was invited to join one. In spite of being a jock back then I have never been a fan of "bro" culture. Not at school, at the gym, on the field, or society in general. So I said;
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2020-10-29 11:41:46 AM  
I remember in college, a girl in one of my classes was excited because she was going to be initiated into her sorority that night.  I told her about some of the horror stories I'd heard, and she dismissed that with "Oh, I'd never let anybody do that to me."
Next time I saw her and for the rest of the semester, she couldn't look me in the eyes.
 
2020-10-29 12:05:12 PM  

orneryredguy: I remember in college, a girl in one of my classes was excited because she was going to be initiated into her sorority that night.  I told her about some of the horror stories I'd heard, and she dismissed that with "Oh, I'd never let anybody do that to me."
Next time I saw her and for the rest of the semester, she couldn't look me in the eyes.


Tell us some storries, Papa orneryredguy!
 
2020-10-29 12:14:40 PM  

growinthings: The Greek system should have ended years ago.  It out lived it's purpose, they're sexist and misogynistic.  .  Besides who wants to be in a club, whose main purpose, (other than to negatively objectify women), is to keep others out?


Like all claims asserted without evidence, this one is generally false.
 
2020-10-29 12:20:11 PM  

Joe Stapler: orneryredguy: I remember in college, a girl in one of my classes was excited because she was going to be initiated into her sorority that night.  I told her about some of the horror stories I'd heard, and she dismissed that with "Oh, I'd never let anybody do that to me."
Next time I saw her and for the rest of the semester, she couldn't look me in the eyes.

Tell us some storries, Papa orneryredguy!


You'd best be getting off my lawn first.
 
2020-10-29 12:31:39 PM  
Everyone alumni of Duquesne I've known were idiots who couldn't get into Nortre Dame. Their parents had more money than sense. Duquesne tuition is ridiculous for the pedigree.

CMU grad.
 
2020-10-29 2:32:10 PM  
Relax,  yall. Bacchanals are fun!
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