Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: Thread of RAGE

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rachely
Participant

You also can’t ignore the big elephant in the room: MONEY.

The universities make money off the Greeks. The Greeks provide the ‘fun’ part of college life that people have come to expect; the more people who live in frats/sororities the less housing the universities have to provide; Greek alum tend to give more money to the universities, etc, etc

And, at Brown U for example, to have a party a frat had to get a state liquor license (so the state made money on fees); they had to buy alcohol at a state-owned packie; the hospitals made money every time someone got alcohol poisoning; the city made money giving parking tickets. So beyond the university other interested parties were making money…