Dying To Be Greek, a 4 page argumentative essay discussing why fraternities and Greek life should be banned from college campuses.

Essay by WeirdAngelCollege, Undergraduate November 2003

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Dying To Be Greek

You see it in movies all the time, and you laugh because to you, it's funny. This is real, though, and it's not funny. Hazing as an initiation into a fraternity is what I'm talking about. It starts out with a little paddle on the butt and next thing you know you're in the hospital because it went a little bit too far. Fraternities used to be a place where men could bond as brothers and do good deeds for the community, some of which still happens, but now they've turned into huge party houses where you're not likely to come out of without a few bumps and bruises. I don't think that college campuses should recognize these fraternities as part of the campus, and they should ban them.

One of the bad things about fraternities is that they are very much related with alcohol and binge drinking.

According to Kent State's newspaper Daily Kent Stater, Susan Goetschius, the spokeswoman for Alfred University in New York, a pledge of the Klan Alpine was "put in a trunk of a car with a six pack and a bottle of liquor and [was] told to drink." The student was found dead later at the fraternity house. This isn't an uncommon occurrence, either. This is happening more often than you would think. The Daily Kent Stater also tells us that researchers found that the number of students who they have found to binge drink and also get low grades were more likely to be in the Greek system than the ones who were not involved in the Greek system. There are numerous stories and reports about students dying because of alcohol poisoning. These fraternities are known for their drinking parties and their "keggers". People would only assume that's...