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GUEST ROOM | Fraternity is Not for All

Regardless of what the Interfraternity Council wants you to believe, fraternity is not for all. Most of us live in varying degrees of denial of this fact, but repeating “Greek life is bad” over and over dulls the message to those who need to hear it, and prevents us from discussing the deeper issues. The first fraternities were made up of wealthy white men who had enough free time to sit around and come up with elitist group names. It is and always has been exclusionary. Everyone loves to shit on Greek life, but we are all components of the system.

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GUEST ROOM | Cornell Freshmen, Rush!

Wow. Sarah Lieberman’s ’19 column on August 30 was a thunderclap. Cornell Alumni across the globe forwarded the link. Ms. Lieberman fires Rush 2018 starter gun by sending out an advertisement to the Cornellians interested in joining our fraternities. Labelling fraternity members with such stereotypes is as inaccurate and inappropriate as the claims that Cornell women are judged by fraternities rather than other Cornellians.

Fraternity members help clean up Cornell's campus at the 2016 Greeks Give Back event.

Greeks Give Back in Record Numbers

The most participants came from the Interfraternity Council, the largest council among the three Greek councils, which had roughly 400 members volunteering to serve the community.