Education: Waging War on the Greeks

Fraternities and sororities are being forced to clean up their acts

Greek fraternities, those longtime social standbys of college life, are under siege. At the moment, their battlements are being assaulted by critics who want them to admit women to their all-male precincts. But that is just part of their problem. Fed up with hazing deaths, boozy parties, vandalism, rape, sexual harassment and acts of racial and ethnic intolerance, many schools are cracking down on fraternities and sororities -- or simply abolishing them. "They haven't kept pace with the times," says Stan Levy, vice chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "The attitudes of the Greeks are of an era that...

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