Fall of the Greeks: Ursinus College's Disappearing Fraternities
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The Ursinus College campus used to be brimming with fraternities. Today, only a few remain. Through primary source research on specific fraternities via Ruby yearbooks and Grizzly newspaper articles, we seek to find out why these organizations seem to be gradually disappearing from campus. We will also look at national trends and examine the warning signs that started to appear in the 1980s which placed the traditional fraternity (exclusively male membership with rushing, pledging and hazing processes) under intense scrutiny.
digital humanities, history, Ursinus College, fraternities, greek organizations, hazing, conduct, charters
Digital Humanities | Organization Development | Social History
Brown, Hunter; Fazziola, Collin; Mason, Collin; and Rubino, Kyle, "Fall of the Greeks: Ursinus College's Disappearing Fraternities" (2018). Digital History Projects. 10.