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The problem with fraternities and sororities

Their very existence is in conflict with the progressive ideals of American universities

By Charlotte Tuxworth-Holden  

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In mid-October, sororities and fraternities at UC Berkeley voluntarily banned all parties. This decision came after reports of two sexual assaults at off-campus fraternity functions in a single week. Later that month, social events recommenced—but now all partygoers will be given a short talk on consent and a test which they have to pass before they can attend.

As this shows, increasing attention is being paid to the issue of sexual assault at college campuses in the United States. But more is needed than…

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