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Disappearing Fraternities: Grizzly Articles and Ruby Photographs

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Disappearing Fraternities: Grizzly Articles and Ruby Photographs




Hunter Brown, Collin Fazziola, Collin Mason, and Kyle Rubino

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Campus Life Committee Discusses Greek Societies
In 1980, the Committee on Values suggested checks to be put in place to ensure the academic success and physical well-being of every student pledging a Greek organization.

Fraternity Theories
With bids being handed out for spring pledging, Ursinus in 1981 is concerned with the lack of regulation on fraternities pledging process. Unregulated pledging allows fraternities to haze.

On to Pledging
The Campus Life Committee and the Dean of students are regulating the pledging process by asking professors to keep records of academic performances of each pledge. Their hope is mitigate any harm pledging might have on their academic success.

Greek Life Threatened
Ursinus College was cracking down on pledging and traditional activities of Greek life in 1987. Due to the Pennsylvania anti-hazing laws and faculty concerns, the Dean of students made a changes to the traditional pledging process. Sleep deprivation…

Restructuring Plagues Pledging System
In 1987, Ursinus was looking to draft strict regulations of the pledging processes for both fraternities and sororities. Reformation of the pledging process includes limiting the time frame in which Greeks are allowed to pledge and the creation of…

Where were the "Concerned" Faculty?
A student who attended an open discussion about pledging's harmful affect on academic performance. The student was shocked to only see that four professors attended the discussion and that one had no concept of what pledging entailed. The open…

Beta Sigma Lambda Yearbook Photo, 1940
The photograph depicts all the brothers of Beta Sigma Lambda for the 1940 yearbook.

Sigma Rho Lambda Pledges Subjected to Hazing, 1986
Sigma Rho Lambda pledges are being subjected to hazing rituals outside. The pledges are wearing boxers on the outside of their pants, sunglasses, helmets and heavy coats. The rituals are created to embarrass and ostracize the pledges.

Beta Sigma Lambda Lineup, 1986
Beta Sigma Lambda pledges are subjected to go through a fraternal tradition called lineup. Lineup is illegal at Ursinus now. However, in the past pledges were forced to endure hours of humiliation and hazing rituals to gain membership into…

Fraternity Pledging Marred by Bad Reports, 1981
Students pledging fraternities feel that professors look upon them negatively, because of the stigma attached to fraternities. The faculty complain that pledges fall asleep during classes frequently and are subjected to "degrading" behavior.…
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