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fraternity

US and Canadian a secret society joined by male students, usually functioning as a social club
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Second, fraternities and sororities originally arose as secret societies because college authorities banned them for competing with churches.
Mandating fraternities, sororities and other organizations, as a condition for the grant of accreditation, recognition or registration, to submit the name of their respective faculty adviser who consents to his or her appointment.
Perhaps this time, lawmakers belonging to fraternities or sororities where violent hazing is a lunatic tradition would not get in the way.
McGibbon's parents filed a 14-count civil lawsuit against both fraternities and five students involved in the incident Thursday, alleging neglect.
Fraternities will undergo an additional program, "manhood and masculinity training," which will include discussions on appropriate gender discourse.
One of Wesleyan's two other fraternities is moving to become coed, administrators say.
The bill prohibits all forms of hazing activities and regulates the conduct of initiation rites by fraternities, sororities and other school-based organizations.
2005) assert that while some research focuses on the negative aspects of fraternity/sorority membership, others indicate that members of fraternities and sororities exhibit greater student involvement and confidence in their leadership skills as a result of their fraternity/sorority experience.
College "Greek"-style fraternities have been an important part of U.
We know that the movie 'Animal House' provides the idea that fraternities are about nothing but drinking and parties," said Doug Clark, a 1979 UNH alum and chief executive of Newmarket-based New England Footwear.
com launches to provide job opportunities to the alumni and collegiate members of the five historically black fraternities.
Fraternities and sororities are among the key groups that foster this culture of drinking on campus.

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