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  Urban Dictionary: fraternity
Commonly mistaken as a "frat" a fraternity is a group of men who share a bond of brotherhood.
Fraternities are like people; there are good ones and bad ones, and each individual is responsible for which one they associate with as they will be rightly judged in kind; however, as with people, it is also highly irresponsible and ignorant to label or judge them wholesale.
Through fraternities the opposite sex can be invited to parties where they are handcuffed to the fraternity brothers for the night, because they lack enough substance as human beings to carry on an intelligent conversation and social function otherwise.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=fraternity   (750 words)

  
  Fraternities and sororities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fraternities are all-male or mixed-sex; the female-only equivalent is called a sorority, a word first used in 1874.
In the case of fraternities and sororities that have disaffiliated from a national organization, the Greek letters chosen for the name of the organization are often a derivation of the previous name (for example, Phi Tau is the former Tau chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa) and thus the name bears no special secret meaning.
Though the Delta fraternity protagonists were meant to be portrayed positively in the film, it is often used by those skeptical of fraternities to describe the dangers of the binge drinking culture seen in fraternities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fraternities_and_sororities   (3568 words)

  
 Fraternity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fraternities and sororities, social organizations of higher education students, e.g.
Service fraternities and sororities, community service organization, e.g.
The Fraternity a 2001 Canadian film about a circle of friends.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fraternity   (170 words)

  
 StopHazing.org -- "Educating to Eliminate Hazing"
One evening, the older fraternity brothers came to the dorms to pick up pledges (including Chuck who was a strong athletic young man) and bring them back to the fraternity house for a party.
Stevens' tenacity in the face of such tragedy--her refusal to accept the notion that the fraternity had no responsibility for her son's death--resulted in a host of controversy and public attention to the issue.
Compounding these dynamics in fraternities and other male groups is the desire for the pledge or prospective member to "be tough," "stick it out" etc. and prove his masculinity rather than risk being identified as a wimp or sissy.
www.stophazing.org /fraternity_hazing   (912 words)

  
 Psi Upsilon Fraternity
The formation of the Fraternity was at first kept secret, the members taking time to strengthen it by the addition of new members, and to forestall opposition until such time as their organization was strong enough to resist such opposition.
Fraternity chapter after fraternity chapter abandoned the values of the past, which had often become merely an excuse for discrimination, and were left with a vacuum that made them unattractive to potential new members and alumni alike.
Colleges have often thrust the burden of supplying social life onto fraternities, and in response, fraternities have all too often taken it upon themselves to serve as campus taverns, in violation of both the laws of the land and the laws of common sense.
www.psiu.org /fr/history.html   (3462 words)

  
 History and Facts - Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity
The Fraternity fulfilled the dream of its principal Founder, Erich Schrader, that there be established in engineering a fraternity similar to those already existing in law, medicine, and dentistry.
The oldest symbol of the Fraternity still in use is the coat of arms adopted in 1906.
The Fraternity experienced significant growth during his tenure with the installation of eight chapters and the certification of thirteen colonies.
www.thetatau.org /about/history.html   (2898 words)

  
 Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter - Presentation
The mission of the Fraternity is two-fold: first, the formation and sanctification of priests in the cadre of the traditional liturgy of the Roman rite, and secondly, the pastoral deployment of the priests in the service of the Church.
The Fraternity was founded on July 18, 1988 at the Abbey of Hauterive (Switzerland) by a dozen priests and a score of seminarians.
The Fraternity has organized its seminary training in accordance with the Church’s norms on priestly formation, including a year of more intense spiritual preparation before entering the cycles of philosophy and theology.
www.fssp.org /en/presentation.htm   (372 words)

  
 fraternity hazing
I am outraged when I read about fraternity men sitting in front of the frat house yelling obscenities at women, when they get incoherently drunk, when a gang rape happens in a fraternity house, or when active's use horseplay, practical jokes and tricks, or humiliating and even painful ordeals in the hazing of their pledges.
Fraternity hazing is commonly practiced on college campuses throughout the United States today.
While learning about the fraternity is very important, and could involve alumni in the teaching process, it is also important for the "little brother" to confront his fear of growing up.
www.menstuff.org /issues/byissue/hazing.html   (4474 words)

  
 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Official Website | History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
On March 8, 1912, the previously submitted fraternity constitution was rejected by the Howard University Faculty Council.
In 1914, Howard University withdrew its opposition, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on October 28, 1914.
The fraternity completed its 250,000 dollars contribution to the United Negro College Fund, an organization under the direction of Christopher Edley, and approved a plan to continue the annual gift of 50,000 dollars to that organization in perpetuity.
www.oppf.org /about/history.asp   (1801 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Fraternity: A Journey in Search of Five Presidents - Bob Greene - Hardcover
Rich with the sounds of the presidents' own voices, Fraternity is dramatic, surprising, funny, revealing, inspiring, tragic, touching and unforgettable: a story destined to be read and enjoyed not just now, but far into the future as Americans think about who we are as a people.
Rich with the sounds of the presidents’; own voices, Fraternity is dramatic, surprising, funny, revealing, inspiring, tragic, touching and unforgettable: a story destined to be read and enjoyed not just now, but far into the future as Americans think about who we are as a people.
A travelogue of the national spirit that chronicles a quest stretching over fifteen years andstarring the biggest names in the modern American saga, this is living history of the most human kind, and Bob Greene at his very best.
search.barnesandnoble.com /booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?userid=a75sbDeCYR&isbn=1400054648   (1228 words)

  
 Fraternity & Sorority Gifts, apparel & sorority merchandise. Fraternity greek gift store clothing t shirts, ...
For the fraternity and sorority beginner, options available regarding apparel colors, sizes, products, greek fonts, lettering styles and fabrics.
100's of designs that can be customized for your fraternity, sorority, greek and student activities on t shirts, fashion apparel, glassware and favors.
Learn more about the fraternity and sorority system, famous alumni, fraternities and sororities founding dates and great greek accomplishments.
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 Fraternity Album Discography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
She had already had two unsuccessful singles on Fraternity, but when Tin Pan Alley tune "Ivory Tower" became available, she easily won the chart competition over the r&b-flavored version by Otis Williams (on Cincinnati-based DeLuxe Records, a division of King) and the mediocre vocal on Dot Records by TV star Gale Storm.
The earliest Fraternity sides were cut in Chicago, using the band of Dan Belloc, a Chicago-born musician, also a veteran of the big band era.
There was a yellow label with red print, with the Fraternity name in block print, that was used for 78s, and there was a dark blue label with silver print used for 45s in 1959.
www.bsnpubs.com /fraternity.html   (2491 words)

  
 Alpha Alpha Alpha - Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated - History
One that was inclusive, rather than exclusive; one that didn't discriminate based on complexion of skin or texture of hair; and a fraternity that lived up to the motto "Culture for service and service to humanity".
While the three sped on their way towards founding a fraternity, nine other brothers from the Howard campus were selected for membership.
Further testament to the rise of Sigma came in the winter of 1915, when the general board received a proposal from Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity for the two organizations to merge, after consideration the proposal was denied.
www.vsu.edu /students/organization/phideltakappa/history.htm   (477 words)

  
 NBC 4 - News - Fire Rips Through Abandoned USC Frat House
About 125 firefighters had the flames extinguished by around 1:45 a.m., he said, adding that the cause was under investigation.
Fraternity members told NBC4 the house has been empty since 2003.
But the fraternity was offered reinstatement two weeks ago, he said, and plans to start up again on campus in the fall -- with or without its own physical facility.
www.nbc4.tv /news/4401730/detail.html   (179 words)

  
 Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity > Home
Inaugurated in the 150th year of the Fraternity, the Order of the Sword and Spear is an annual award designating the most outstanding undergraduate brother for the academic year.
The recipient is nominated by the chapter and is selected solely on the basis of his personal contribution to his Fraternity, his school, and his community.
Seward Scholarships are awarded annually to members of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity on the basis of academic achievement and contribution to the Fraternity.
www.alphadeltaphi.org   (521 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - California school suspends fraternity for porn film work   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Chico State's fraternity system already was under investigation for the February death of a student who drank a large amount of water.
The victim allegedly was being hazed by members of a fraternity that had already lost its school affiliation.
Four members of the Chi Tau fraternity have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Matthew Carrington, and four other members face lesser charges.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-03-30-frat-porn_x.htm   (514 words)

  
 Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity
Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity was founded by Samuel Brown Wylie Mitchell at the University of Pennsylvania on August 16, 1850.
One of the basic tenets of the Fraternity is that Brothers conduct themselves in a respectful manner at all times.
Chapters of the Fraternity, located throughout the United States and Canada, have always strived to maintain a cooperative atmosphere with the institution at which they are located.
www.pks.org /purpose.shtml   (1413 words)

  
 CNN.com - Fraternity brawl results in critical injuries - Oct. 14, 2003
An off-campus brawl that involved members of a Rutgers fraternity, a social club and the wrestling team left two students critically injured.
Bill Lamb, an assistant prosecutor, said the fight involved some members of the Sigma Pi fraternity, the wrestling team and Squam, a social club that is not recognized by the school.
It was once a fraternity that had its chapter revoked for safety violations and is now considered an off-campus housing unit and not covered by university regulations for fraternities.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/Northeast/10/13/frat.fight.ap   (525 words)

  
 Theatre Reviews
Steve Karp, the Artistic Director of a theater in Stamford, Connecticut, has taken on this story in his new play "Fraternity." As both playwright and director of the play, he is doing what he does best—that is, carefully assessing and dramatizing a political or social issue.
Sam Katz, the student, is not sure that he wants to be the guinea pig for the fraternity, as it makes its first move against bigotry.
At first glance, "Fraternity" would seem to be both dated and lightweight.
www.afjt.com /reviews/big.htm   (455 words)

  
 Fraternity by Bob Greene : Booksamillion.com (1400054648, Hardcover)
"Fraternity" tells the story of a once-in-a-lifetime trip by award-winning columnist Bob Greene, who set out to spend time with former presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, and Ronald Reagan.
Curious about what life is like for the "fraternity" of former U.S. presidents, ex- Chicago Tribune columnist Bob Greene set out to spend a few hours talking privately with Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush.
In each case, save one, he is successful; just as he was about to interview Reagan, the announcement came that the ex-president was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and would be unavailable to talk.
www.booksamillion.com /ncom/books?id=2991821561285&isbn=1400054648   (206 words)

  
 Fraternity and Sorority Life: University of Delaware Student Centers
Fraternity and Sorority Life strives to ensure that University of Delaware fraternities and sororities are an integral part of campus life, and that all members fulfill the basic principals of leadership, scholarship, philanthropy and friendship.
Membership in a fraternity or sorority is designed to complement the formal educational experience at the University of Delaware.
Non-Recognized Fraternity and Sorority Organizations have been operating on the University of Delaware campus.
www.udel.edu /student-centers/FandS   (121 words)

  
 Custom Greek Clothing | Sorority Clothing | Fraternity Clothing
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 ABC News: Fraternity's Porn Film Angers University
The film was shot in what appears to be the fraternity's living room and featured adult film actresses and fraternity brothers engaging in sexual activities.
Since the participation of the fraternity became known, university officials banned Phi Kappa Tau from campus activities and launched an investigation, a school spokesman said.
One student, Jimmy James, said he doesn't have a problem with the fraternity being involved in a pornography film, as long as no one was underage and the women were willing participants.
abcnews.go.com /US/story?id=622900&page=1   (381 words)

  
 A Short History of the Shrine
The Tampa headquarters houses the administrative personnel for both the Iowa (fraternal) and Colorado (Shriners Hospitals) corporations, fraternal and hospital records, the attorneys who monitor the many estates involved in Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the various other departments that support the day-to-day operations of the Shrine fraternity and Shriners Hospitals for Children.
A third wing, or pod, was added to the rear of the existing building, and the board room and executive offices for the fraternity and hospital system were relocated to the new area, allowing several departments to expand their offices in the original sections.
The day-to-day operations — keeping the records and accounts of the fraternity and hospitals, supervising the estates left to Shriners Hospitals and producing printed materials for the entire Shrine organization — are carried out in the General Offices in Tampa.
www.shrinershq.org /shrine/shorthistory.html   (5960 words)

  
 BETA KAPPA Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
The visionary founders, known as the "Jewels" of the Fraternity, are: Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle and Vertner Woodson Tandy.
The Fraternity was again incorporated on April 3, 1912, under the laws of the District of Columbia.
The purpose and object of the Fraternity was declared to be "educational and for the mutual uplift of its members."
www.webspawner.com /users/bkofaphia   (683 words)

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