Why colleges tolerate fraternities
- Published on: 9/24/2018
- Frats are... fratty. Why do colleges keep them around?
Follow Overrated on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/OverratedThe...
In this episode of Overrated, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the history of frats.
The history of fraternities has a lot of ups and downs — and stretches all the way back to America’s founding fathers. Beyond the hazing and beer chugging, there’s a story that includes changes in higher education and even national politics.
So why do colleges keep fraternities on campus? The reason is a web of incentives that make fraternities allies to administrators — despite the negatives they sometimes present.
Overrated is a series that takes a look at the things we all know — the books, the trends, and the ideas that have become iconic — and answers the question: “Why is this so famous"?
Watch the previous episode of Overrated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eO92...
Watch Season 1 of Overrated here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSVlS...
Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.
Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO
Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE
Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
- fraternity fraternities college frats college fraternities greek life Vox.com vox explain explainer what are frats like why do people join frats why join a frat should I join a frat what is a frat what is a fraternity fraternity explained fraternities explained frats explained sororities sorority explained what is a sorority what is greek like life greek life benefits greek life pros and cons phil edwards