In response to an Atlantic opinion piece drawing comparisons between fraternities and gangs:
The premise that fraternities share commonalities with gangs is preposterous and an egregious claim. The author makes tenuous correlations at the detriment of thousands of men who gain friendship, support and personal growth from fraternities.
While we fully acknowledge fraternities face challenges that are pervasive across the college campuses they reside on, inter/national fraternities, students, alumni and key stakeholders are leading positive change in their communities. From day one, to educate on health and safety and prevent harm, inter/national fraternities provide programming for every member on hazing, alcohol and substance abuse, and sexual misconduct prevention. Further, more than ever, fraternity men are stepping up in their campus communities to educate around violence prevention.