I had just gotten into a fraternity when the Campus Climate Report had come out and I honestly saw it as an attack on Greek Life. A year and half later, now that I have seen how the Greek system functions, I am far more inclined to shrug the report off.
This may seem somewhat callous, but the conclusion I have come to is that it really is a few bad apples spoiling it for everyone. “Bad apples” is probably too nice way of putting it…*cough*douchebags*cough*. I really do not see the Greek system as very much affecting the decisions of what people here on campus. With or without Greek life students will engage in dangerous and illegal activities.
What I did see occur from this report is that students involved in Greek life have grown this distaste for the administration. Just from this past weekend Kappa Sig flew a banner behind an airplane saying “So Long Foster- Sincerely Kappa Sig”. However funny this may be, it really is a great example for this new problem that is occurring. Every time the school asks for members of a Greek life to attend a dinner or event, students feel like they are being forced to do so rather than look at it as an opportunity to learn or socialize in a sober setting. Overall I feel like very little has changed since the Campus Climate task force and I don’t see Bucknell breaking that pattern anytime soon.