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RPI Poised to Halt Fraternity Recruiting

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Replies to: RPI Poised to Halt Fraternity Recruiting

  • GoRedheadGoRedhead Registered User Posts: 180 Junior Member
  • StudentsR1stStudentsR1st Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    Magnetron, I agree with GoRedHead and say you hit it on the head it is about $. It is in RPIs financial interest to eliminate off-campus housing. The Greek system is probably their largest competitor for off campus housing and off campus board plans. An examination of how auxiliary services effects the budget will show these are revenue generating activities. RPI needs more revenue due its financial position (especially the upcoming bond payments). Although being less expensive for students, Greek organizations threaten this income stream. Recently RPI posted a statistic claiming that the average Greek Student has a 0.15 lower GPA each term when compared to their non-Greek Counterparts. Given that the minimum grade interval is 0.33 this means 1/2 of the Greeks were more likely to perform one partial letter grade lower in only one of their courses than their counterparts. This is not appreciable. However, it is indicative of the Tute's desire to eliminate financial competition.
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