College Drinking

Thinking about Fraternities or Sororities?

Here’s some late-breaking news you may have missed: Florida State suspends fraternities, sororities in wake of pledge’s death. Here’s what happened, in part, according to the Washington Post: All fraternities and sororities at Florida State University have been suspended indefinitely, the school’s president announced Monday. The interim suspension was effective immediately, according to a news release on the ...

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College Isn’t Always Animal House

There have been a disturbing number of campus deaths noted in the news. The majority of these deaths have been related to excessive drinking. One of the main venues where the deaths occur is fraternities and occasionally sororities. Greek life can be perilous. When a parent considers what lies ahead for their son or daughter, ...

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Are Fraternities Really Like “Animal House”?

– Question for all you guys who are newly minted freshmen this year: Should you join a fraternity? – A more refined question: Do you need to belong to a fraternity in order to have an enjoyable social life on campus? I received a large number of sometimes impassioned answers to those questions in a ...

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College Drinking: One Theory

Party schools. That’s a big concern for many parents. Although there certainly are enough problems with drinking in high school these days, the majority of young people don’t really confront the full force (and hangovers) of serious drinking until they get to college. Speaking of party schools, you might be wondering which schools lead the ...

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Your New Collegiate Universe

If you’re about to leave for college or are already there as a first-year student, your experiential life is about to change … big time … especially if you’re going to school reasonably far from home. There’s no owner’s manual for first-time college students. Yes, maybe you have an older brother or sister who has ...

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