Fraternities & sororities in the US universities

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Fraternities & sororities in the US universities

  1. 1. Fraternities & Sororities in the US Universities<br />
  2. 2. DEFINITION<br />Fraternalsocial organizations for undergraduate students<br />Synonym: “Greek letter organization”<br />
  3. 3. Usually single-sex<br />Considered as mutual aid societies, providing academic and social activities to their members<br />
  4. 4. HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT <br />Phi Beta Kappa Society<br />Roman and Greek themes<br />Union Triad<br />Kappa Alpha Society<br />Sigma Phi Society<br />Delta Phi<br />
  5. 5. Miami Triad<br />Beta Theta Pi<br />Phi Delta Theta<br />Sigma Chi<br />First national organization<br />
  6. 6. RITUALS & SYMBOLS<br />Initiation ceremony<br />Silent dinner<br />Rituals:<br />Passwords<br />Songs<br />Handshakes<br />
  7. 7. Emblems:<br />Flags<br />Flowers<br />Badges<br />Crest<br />Motto which expresses the unique ideals of the fraternities<br />Apparels:<br />Shirts<br />Pants<br />Bags<br />Jewelry<br />Key Chains<br />
  8. 8. Alpha Kappa Alpha <br />
  9. 9. Kappa Psi<br />
  10. 10. CONTROVERSY & CRITICISM<br />Hazing issues<br />Exclusionary nature<br />Alcohol and Substance Abuse<br />
  11. 11. CHAPTER HOUSES<br />Live together<br />Meeting place<br />Owned by the alumni corporation or some national organizations<br />Visitor restrictions<br />
  12. 12. Kappa Kappa Gamma<br />
  13. 13. Pi Kappa Alpha<br />
  14. 14. Pi Kappa<br />
  15. 15. ADVANTAGES<br />Fun<br />Family<br />House<br />Connect with people <br />
  16. 16. DISADVANTAGES<br />Time<br />Money<br />Stereotypes<br />Temptation<br />Kept out of other students<br />

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