Greek Brotherhood

How did Greek fraternities become a part of college life? Cristen and Caroline investigate the history of fraternities and how problems hazing, drinking and sexual assault threaten their future existence.

Episode sources:

"African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision" edited by Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks and Clarenda M. Phillips. University of Kentucky Press. 2012.

"Belching a dirge?" The Economist. June 24, 2014.

"Efforts by College to Curb Assaults Focus on Fraternities" by Richard Perez-Pena. The New York Times. June 12, 2014.

"Fraternities and Sexual Assault" by Cory Weinberg. May 06, 2014.

"Fraternities Lobby for Tax Break Without Hazing Penalties" by David Glovin. Bloomberg. June 25, 2013.

"Gay History of Men's Fraternities" by Shane L. Windmeyer and George Miller. Campus Pride.

"Gay Men in Black Fraternities" by Gregory S. Parks. The Huffington Post. Nov. 27, 2012.

"How Fraternities Work" by Katie Lambert.

"Inside the Colleges That Killed Frats For Good" by Zach Schonfeld. Newsweek. March 10, 2014.

"Sigma Alpha Epsilon Bans Pledging Nationwide In Effort to Stop Hazing" by Tyler Kingkade. The Huffington Post. March 11, 2014.

"Study explores the relationship between drinking and fraternities." American Psychological Association. June 2001.

"The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities" by Nicholas L. Syrett. University of North Carolina Press. 2009.

"The Dark Power of Fraternities" by Caitlin Flanagan. The Atlantic. Feb. 19, 2014.

Academic insights:

"A Sociological and Statistical Analysis of Fraternity Men's Attitudes on Rape and Sexual Assault" by Cierra Ensign. California Polytechnic State University.

"Fraternity and sorority leaders and members: a comparison of alcohol use, attitude, and policy awareness" by AM Fairlie et al. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. July 2010.

"Pornography Viewing Among Fraternity Men: Effects on Bystander Intervention, Rape Myth Acceptance and Behavioral Intent to Commit Sexual Assault" by John D. Foubert, Matthew W. Brosi and R. Sean Bannon. The Journal of Treatment & Prevention. 2011.

"Short and long-term effects of fraternity and sorority membership on heavy drinking: a social norms perspective" by KJ Sher, BD Bartholow and S. Nanda. Journal of the Psychology of Addictive Behavior. March 2001.

"Sophisticated Practitioners: Black Fraternity Men's Treatment of Women" by Rashawn Ray. Journal of African American Studies. January 2011.

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