47 min

The Fraternity Experience Preconceived

    • Arts

The first fraternity in the United States was established in the 1700s. And while much has changed since then in regards to what a fraternity is and how it operates, tradition and reverence for past customs is also an important cornerstone of frat culture. But as our culture, social norms and perspectives regarding inclusivity continue to change rapidly, how have fraternities adjusted? What is the purpose of a fraternity? Why does someone decide to become a part of a fraternity? Are fraternities just for White privileged folk, or is that just an outdated misconception? While many cite their fraternity experiences as some of the most significant and monumental in their lives, others have certainly been traumatized by their pledging and hazing experiences. Dan Faill joins with the podcast to discuss his experience working with fraternities and sororities over the past 20 years.

The first fraternity in the United States was established in the 1700s. And while much has changed since then in regards to what a fraternity is and how it operates, tradition and reverence for past customs is also an important cornerstone of frat culture. But as our culture, social norms and perspectives regarding inclusivity continue to change rapidly, how have fraternities adjusted? What is the purpose of a fraternity? Why does someone decide to become a part of a fraternity? Are fraternities just for White privileged folk, or is that just an outdated misconception? While many cite their fraternity experiences as some of the most significant and monumental in their lives, others have certainly been traumatized by their pledging and hazing experiences. Dan Faill joins with the podcast to discuss his experience working with fraternities and sororities over the past 20 years.

47 min

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