Too many times on this campus I’ve seen people view the fraternity system through a binary lens: frats are composed of depraved, rude and insensitive people, while other places are composed of upstanding citizens. The problem is people who have this incorrect theory embedded in their consciousness tend to find facts that reinforce this “logic” instead of the other way around, which would be using information to formulate unbiased opinions. While a common argument is that we bring this reputation upon ourselves, I wish to challenge this assessment.
Heading out into the jungle of Stanford will allow you to see different types of people all existing together. It can be confusing and even overwhelming at first, so here’s a little scientific guide to help you pick out some of the most prevalent species of students here in the wild of the Farm…
In many sectors of campus, including housed Greek life, some say that sexual assault cases–nine of them in student residences in 2008–go unmentioned. This quarter, a group calling itself Fraternity Men Against Violence believes it can change that discussion.