How accidents and rapes persist at fraternities
February 26 , 2014
Accidents and sexual assaults inside frat-houses are quite common and ignoring them any longer is not a possibility.
Caitlin Flanagan of Atlantic looks at the history of frat houses avoiding legal obligations for what happens behind those closed doors. Bloomberg notes that 60 students have died in incidents related to frats, which have become "vast national organizations" in order to avoid financial ruin.
So why are universities fine with allowing such an environment? Mainly because fraternities save these institutions millions of dollars in housing and help attract students to expensive universities.
However, advocates also mention positivities related to frats such as an increase in confidence and brotherhood. "Until proven otherwise, they all are very risky organizations for young people to be involved in," a lawyer said.