Fall of the Greeks: Ursinus College's Disappearing Fraternities

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Fall of the Greeks: Ursinus College's Disappearing Fraternities

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Project Description

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.

Faculty Mentor

Kara McShane

Faculty Mentor

Lori Daggar

Publication Date

Fall 2018

Keywords

digital humanities, history, Ursinus College, fraternities, greek organizations, hazing, conduct, charters

Disciplines

Digital Humanities | Organization Development | Social History

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Students involved in this project maintained blogs throughout the course of the semester. The following are links to the blog entries:

Hunter Brown

Collin Fazziola

Collin Mason

Kyle Rubino

Fall of the Greeks: Ursinus College's Disappearing Fraternities

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