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Fraternity Pledging Marred by Bad Reports, 1981

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Fraternity Pledging Marred by Bad Reports, 1981


Student, faculty, and administration perspectives on pledging fraternities in 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. Housekeepers have also reported suspicious activity including excess mud and garbage in the basements of dormitories, beer bottles and broken glass have been found near Patterson field. All of these actions are prohibited throughout the fraternal pledging process. There have also been police incidence with pledges being caught stealing items from other fraternities, sororities, and noise complaints. Dean Rebuck states that every single fraternity has been reported for suspicious activities with the exception of two organizations.


Editor: Jean Marie Kiss


The Grizzly: Friday February 27, 1981


Ursinus College


February 27, 1981


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Editor: Jean Marie Kiss, “Fraternity Pledging Marred by Bad Reports, 1981,” Omeka - Digital History at Ursinus, accessed January 31, 2023,