Alexander Koch Posted 9 months ago Is it possible to alleviate the cultures of chauvinism and sexism within college fraternities? If so, how, and what will come of it? The sad fact of the matter is that many of these issues are only seen internally because many women are afraid of the social stigmas and feelings of resentment from other members on campus that accompany making these incidents public. I imagine that nothing is more terrifying, to a first-year female new to a college, knowing the circumstances she would have to endure considering the way that the administration would react if anything were found out. In case that isn't satisfying, here you go: https://www.google.com/search?q=fraternity+rape&aq=f&oq=fraternity+rape&aqs=chrome.0.57j0l3.3468j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 From my experience, alumni are rarely, if ever, directly in charge of the active chapter of a fraternity. And yes, many feel that the scenario you describe above of the school's involvement is what could very well happen. Schools, especially private, largely rely on alumni donations, many of which come from members of fraternities. As a school, there is no better way to lose tens of thousands of dollars than to alienate wealthy alumni. I guess it's hard to say I have an agenda of bringing down fraternities when I'm an active and proud member in my own, right? Of course blame must be placed on an individual, but if all we end up doing is treating these incidents as isolated occurrences from the actual context, then we will never get any closer to solving the root of the problem.