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(WJAC TV Johnstown)   Bloomsburg University is doing away with Greek life. Effective immediately, no more fraternities and sororities, both local and national. Double secret probation, indeed   (wjactv.com) divider line
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2021-05-15 11:22:17 PM  
Hahaha 😂😂 🍆 🍞
 
2021-05-15 11:22:40 PM  
No more fun of any kind!  Do you hear me!?!
 
2021-05-15 11:24:03 PM  
and nothing of value was lost
 
2021-05-15 11:29:07 PM  
So how does that work?  Presumably the Greek groups own their own houses and they can continue to live there?
 
2021-05-15 11:32:19 PM  
How will I get to hold my breath in a bucket of urine and get my bare ass paddled now?
 
2021-05-15 11:33:35 PM  
Well, the hazing deaths will decrease significantly unless the former Greek organizations choose to go underground which is probably as stupid as it sounds.
 
2021-05-15 11:34:04 PM  
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I may have misread that
 
2021-05-15 11:36:05 PM  
The toga party was still worth it.
 
2021-05-15 11:37:11 PM  
No more butt stuff?
 
2021-05-15 11:40:07 PM  
My University did not allow any student groups/clubs/organizations to exist unless they were open to all students without regard to sex, religion etc. etc.   So no Frats or sororities...

My Freshman hazing consisted of being asked/forced to wear a stupid costume and shine shoes downtown to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.  Shinerama it was called...

I did my fair share of drinking but there was no coercion or 'bro culture' forcing me to drink to join or belong...

Very civilized...and still the best years of my life!!

/Brock University
//St. Catharines, ON
///Class of '75
 
2021-05-15 11:41:35 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: So how does that work?  Presumably the Greek groups own their own houses and they can continue to live there?


Most national fraternities require that you be recognized by the school.  They don't want to deal with the liability.  And, often, the national owns the house or holds a mortgage on it.  Also, it's hard to recruit when attempting to rush publicly could possibly get you kicked out of school.
 
2021-05-15 11:42:20 PM  
Good farking riddance
 
2021-05-15 11:42:28 PM  
Went to a Catholic university.  Had no real knowledge of "Greek" life till grad school.  Still don't understand the attraction.

/Mrs. Xtal was/still in a soriety and she thinks it was a waste of time.
 
2021-05-15 11:49:44 PM  

cnocnanrionnag: My University did not allow any student groups/clubs/organizations to exist unless they were open to all students without regard to sex, religion etc. etc.   So no Frats or sororities...

My Freshman hazing consisted of being asked/forced to wear a stupid costume and shine shoes downtown to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.  Shinerama it was called...

I did my fair share of drinking but there was no coercion or 'bro culture' forcing me to drink to join or belong...

Very civilized...and still the best years of my life!!

/Brock University
//St. Catharines, ON
///Class of '75


I had a similarly positive experience.

The University is going to be shocked when alcohol abuse and sexual assault remain a problem after the Greeks orgs are gone.

The main reason college administrations don't like frats and sororities is because the Greek students can easily organize to oppose school policies, and perhaps most important, the schools think alumni donations to the Houses should be their money.

I am still close friends with many of the people in my fraternity, but all of my friends in college outside the House have been long sense been forgotten. Living in the same house with the same people doing so much together leads to far stronger bonds than sharing a room with someone for a year.
 
2021-05-15 11:50:40 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: So how does that work?  Presumably the Greek groups own their own houses and they can continue to live there?


Most Canadian universities don't affiliate with frats or sororities. They exist here but they buy or rent spaces off campus and the university has no formal connection. They are usually treated like campus clubs so the university let's them use campus space for some activities just like any club, but not stuff like parties. At my old school they recruited during club week but all rush activities were strictly off campus. Our Studen's Council didn't have any affiliation either and things like Greek Councils, if they even exist in their traditional form, have no official status in student life.

Smart move on behalf of the school and I'm surprised more schools aren't doing it. The liability risk they have for the schools is huge.
 
2021-05-15 11:51:43 PM  
Such organizations were entirely underground at my alma mater from before my time there until a couple years after. There had been some bad hazing incidents that the school could not ignore, and so things went. The groups were still very active, just not officially on campus - they were surprisingly well-behaved while underground, and also began to mutate, with a coed group popping up and one house which was devoted to alcohol and little else, not caring one bit about the proclivities of its membership so long as they were willing to drink. No idea what the situation is there today.
 
2021-05-15 11:55:32 PM  
More Nazi style cancel culture. The left really needs to get some control of their Hitler envy.
 
2021-05-15 11:55:54 PM  
Whatever it was they did, it had to be real bad. I mean, Penn State still has a football program and look what they enabled.
 
2021-05-15 11:58:09 PM  
Lots of changes at PA schools....Penn State won't be using terms like freshman, junior, or senior anymore. I have seen a lot of people have a problem with this and will stop donating over cancel culture.
 
2021-05-16 12:00:23 AM  
I avoided joining a frat house like the plague when I was in college. Not that it mattered. I spent all my spare time in local arcades making money playing pinball. No time to party. lol
 
2021-05-16 12:07:14 AM  
Cool now everybody do it, and kill the sports teams
 
2021-05-16 12:07:35 AM  

kdawg7736: Lots of changes at PA schools....Penn State won't be using terms like freshman, junior, or senior anymore. I have seen a lot of people have a problem with this and will stop donating over cancel culture.


What, are they all going to be sophomores for 4 years?
 
2021-05-16 12:07:44 AM  

RolfBlitzer: How will I get to hold my breath in a bucket of urine and get my bare ass paddled now?


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//Those bare asses are rather bruised.
///The beer is close enough to urine.
 
2021-05-16 12:07:56 AM  
good for them. my undergraduate place also did that, ages ago, but let some back in. big mistake.
 
2021-05-16 12:08:17 AM  

DiggFerkel: More Nazi style cancel culture. The left really needs to get some control of their Hitler envy.


Yes because not allowing fraternities is exactly like Hitler and Nazis.
 
2021-05-16 12:08:18 AM  
They should go after individual fraternities that are causing problems rather than all frats and sororities.  At my college 1/3 of the student population was in a fraternity or sorority, some of them were party houses, some of them were all about academics and some of them were literally cheaper than the dorms.

/I went back to school at 25.
//Rented an apartment.
 
2021-05-16 12:09:49 AM  
That's okay, kids will still drink themselves senseless and rape one another at off-campus parties instead.
 
2021-05-16 12:10:02 AM  
My small college in upstate NY didn't allow any 'greek life' organizations. We still drank and partied. I don't understand the allure of buying friends during the absolute easiest time in your life to make friends.
 
2021-05-16 12:11:20 AM  

madgonad: I am still close friends with many of the people in my fraternity, but all of my friends in college outside the House have been long sense been forgotten. Living in the same house with the same people doing so much together leads to far stronger bonds than sharing a room with someone for a year.


Yeah, especially when a prostitute mysteriously dies in that house
 
2021-05-16 12:12:51 AM  

HighZoolander: kdawg7736: Lots of changes at PA schools....Penn State won't be using terms like freshman, junior, or senior anymore. I have seen a lot of people have a problem with this and will stop donating over cancel culture.

What, are they all going to be sophomores for 4 years?


1-year, 2-year, and so forth.
 
2021-05-16 12:14:11 AM  

HighZoolander: kdawg7736: Lots of changes at PA schools....Penn State won't be using terms like freshman, junior, or senior anymore. I have seen a lot of people have a problem with this and will stop donating over cancel culture.

What, are they all going to be sophomores for 4 years?


Well only about 70% graduate in ≤6 years, so the demarcation of progress as four years is kinda wrong.
 
2021-05-16 12:15:56 AM  
The main reason college administrations don't like frats and sororities is because the Greek students can easily organize to oppose school policies,

Really?
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The Greek system at my school was a hive of conformists and suck-ups.
 
2021-05-16 12:16:45 AM  
 You gotta admit, Animal House is a classic. I wasn't in a frat but many of my friends were, and I saw plenty of dumb stuff first-hand. Just because I don't agree with everything in the film doesn't mean it's not hilarious. Because it's a movie.

However, I never saw any dangerous hazing, sexual assault, or anything like that. That's inexcusable. I'd have blown the whistle if I did see it. The guys I knew just wanted to drink beer and yell a lot.
 
2021-05-16 12:17:50 AM  
Good.
All universities should do this.
If a bunch of dumb people want to live in a house together, they can do that, but the school shouldn't encourage it or be associated with it.
 
2021-05-16 12:17:59 AM  
the grease alfabet is stoopid and colledges should never has used it.
 
2021-05-16 12:19:30 AM  

RolfBlitzer: How will I get to hold my breath in a bucket of urine and get my bare ass paddled now?


EIP
 
2021-05-16 12:19:53 AM  

kdawg7736: Lots of changes at PA schools....Penn State won't be using terms like freshman, junior, or senior anymore. I have seen a lot of people have a problem with this and will stop donating over cancel culture.


I went to one of the largest universities and nobody I knew ever used the terms like freshman/junior/senior. Because it didn't make any sense to do so. All that mattered was how many credits you were away from graduating.
 
2021-05-16 12:21:15 AM  

DiggFerkel: More Nazi style cancel culture. The left really needs to get some control of their Hitler envy.


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2021-05-16 12:21:23 AM  
Frats come from a time before dorms. You joined a frat for a bed near campus. This is a bare grab for student dollars in forcing them into dorms and small apartments around the campus.
 
2021-05-16 12:23:52 AM  

Prof. Frink: HighZoolander: kdawg7736: Lots of changes at PA schools....Penn State won't be using terms like freshman, junior, or senior anymore. I have seen a lot of people have a problem with this and will stop donating over cancel culture.

What, are they all going to be sophomores for 4 years?

Well only about 70% graduate in ≤6 years, so the demarcation of progress as four years is kinda wrong.


That's the beauty of it - everyone's always a sophomore. Introductions at parties might need a bit more work to be interesting, but at least you won't embarrass a senior sophomore by asking if they're a freshman sophomore.
 
2021-05-16 12:25:03 AM  
Geez, if that happened here... I ask you all -- who then would be willing to walk naked all the way up Langdon Street with a grape held between their buttcheeks, if not the drunken pledges?

/what a conundrum
//no ballsacks
 
2021-05-16 12:26:34 AM  
Bottom shelf pussy from here on out, lads
 
2021-05-16 12:29:02 AM  

RolfBlitzer: How will I get to hold my breath in a bucket of urine and get my bare ass paddled now?


That's what the study a broad in Russia program is for.
 
2021-05-16 12:29:21 AM  

Fursecution: RolfBlitzer: How will I get to hold my breath in a bucket of urine and get my bare ass paddled now?

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2021-05-16 12:29:24 AM  

madgonad: cnocnanrionnag: My University did not allow any student groups/clubs/organizations to exist unless they were open to all students without regard to sex, religion etc. etc.   So no Frats or sororities...

My Freshman hazing consisted of being asked/forced to wear a stupid costume and shine shoes downtown to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis.  Shinerama it was called...

I did my fair share of drinking but there was no coercion or 'bro culture' forcing me to drink to join or belong...

Very civilized...and still the best years of my life!!

/Brock University
//St. Catharines, ON
///Class of '75

I had a similarly positive experience.

The University is going to be shocked when alcohol abuse and sexual assault remain a problem after the Greeks orgs are gone.

The main reason college administrations don't like frats and sororities is because the Greek students can easily organize to oppose school policies, and perhaps most important, the schools think alumni donations to the Houses should be their money.

I am still close friends with many of the people in my fraternity, but all of my friends in college outside the House have been long sense been forgotten. Living in the same house with the same people doing so much together leads to far stronger bonds than sharing a room with someone for a year.


I had friends from across a university of about 10000 students. Socialising with the same few dozen people for three years seems a little unadventurous.
 
2021-05-16 12:30:00 AM  

Fursecution: RolfBlitzer: How will I get to hold my breath in a bucket of urine and get my bare ass paddled now?

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//Those bare asses are rather bruised.
///The beer is close enough to urine.


Reminds me of my frat house. Except we'd always have a number of active members hanging brains in such a photo. This was back before smartphones though.
 
2021-05-16 12:33:20 AM  
Goodbye Frats. Hello, voluntary off campus housing cooperatives.  These high demand luxury housing opportunities are extremely popular, so there is an extensive interview process required to make sure new residents will be a good fit within the existing residential culture.
 
2021-05-16 12:34:41 AM  

Fursecution: RolfBlitzer: How will I get to hold my breath in a bucket of urine and get my bare ass paddled now?

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2021-05-16 12:38:32 AM  

Fano: Bottom shelf pussy from here on out, lads


That was my major, dude.

/i had to petition the college of liberal arts many times but they eventually yielded
//after i did the dean's mom
 
2021-05-16 12:41:58 AM  
I was in a geek fraternity with scientists and engineers.  Pledge week used to have a hazing ritual where the pledges were lined up in the main room before dinner and then each member could ask one pledge one question.  If the question wasn't answered appropriately a second questioned could be asked and the pledge could be asked to research the answer and report back later.

One guy went to a highshcool with an armadillo as a mascott and was asked "how high can an armadillo jump?"  The pledge couldn't come up with an obvious BS answer.  The next day he found a research paper on armadillos and read the whole thing.  The next day he answered unladen females were known to jump at least so many feet high. The member thinking it was just BS and knowing someone helped with the Monty Python reference asked how he got the info.  The pledge cited the paper and then was asked a bunch of other stupid questions.  It was all good fun but a heck of a learning experience.   Shy kids learned what it is going to be like when they are called in front of the boss. They learn to be prepared for the info they will be forced to give out in an environment where they aren't going to get fired.  That question time lineup was very good for everyone I saw go through it but I expect it is against the rules now.

We also had one of the big gallon tin cans of pea soup.  It was brought out and put on the mail delivery counter so everyone would see it early in the morning of the day we taught the pledges how to clean the bathrooms.  Some of the guys came from households with a stay at home mother and never cleaned anything in their lives.  There were rumors told about pea soup in the urinals.  The cleaning training did make use of the phrase "clean enough to eat out of" and the pea soup can would be by the sinks.  It got some kids to pay attention and I've been told that is an old army trick.
 
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