I fully expect this thread to devolve into another CC food fight over Greek life. My comment was to try and avoid this by asking posters to provide reasons as well as conclusions. It's difficult to have a conversation when others don't know the underlying premise of one's stance.
I love the idea of the T shirts for every rushee. I'd support that all the way up through pref night!
I live in the South and know dozens of girls who have been through SEC recruitment. So, those are my "credentials" for being able to have an opinion in this thread.
Also, anyone have insight on the ethnic sororities?
If significant social capital is tied to greek membership on that particular campus, I'd want my daughter to explore all the options, including ethnic sororities if they exist.
I only know of two houses. One of my sisters was in Sigma Chi in FL in the 70's. She loved it. I didn't care for the set up because they had a fraternity matched up with each sorority and the frat members were referred to as "big brothers" while the sorority members were called "little sisters." I thought that was pretty sexist. If they wanted to encourage a familial relationship, why not just use "brother" and "sister"? Why put the women in a subordinate role? It seemed like the fraternity existed to be doers and the sorority existed to be helpers. My sister's descriptions of their activities sounded like the men were training to be executives and the women were training to be their supportive secretaries or wives.