Skip to comments.Drunk Female Guests Are The Gravest Threat To Fraternities
Posted on 09/24/2014 8:25:57 PM PDT by iowamark
I realize this headline is click-bait, but I believe it to be true. Let me explain.
I am the president of the alumni house corporation of my MIT fraternity. One of my responsibilities is working with our young brothers to identify and manage risks that could lead to a tragic loss of life, the bankruptcy or loss of our chapter house as a result of a legal judgment, or forced dissolution after serving MIT students for over 125 years.
A recent incident at MITs Lambda Chi Alpha chapter in which a drunk female student apparently danced her way out of a window has, once again, resulted in a clamp-down on all fraternity parties. Thankfully, she seems to be recovering. And while this may appear to be a freak accident, something like this could happen on any campus, at any dorm or fraternity party, wet or dry. Unless and until we address how student drinking culture has evolved in response to the very regulations designed to control it, incidents like this are not going to go away. As recriminations against fraternities mount and panicked college administrators search for an easy out, one factor doesnt seem to be getting sufficient analysis: drunk female guests...
Here is what I recommend to my young charges:
Identify drunks at the door. I dont care how pretty or flirtatious a young lady is; if shes visibly intoxicated, dont let her in. Although we were once reprimanded for turning away a drunk female student who ultimately required an ambulance when she passed out on our sidewalk, it would have gone a lot worse for us had she collapsed inside.
In addition to the usual bouncers, assign several brothers to monitor female party guests. If any appear out of control, walk them to the door and put them in a cab heading back to their dorm. You can send me the bill. If they refuse to leave, call for an escort from campus police.
Never, ever take a drunk female guest to your bedroom even if you have a signed contract indicating sexual consent...
This article was taken down from Forbes after protests.
Too bad it was taken down cause it really is good advice.
Mr. Frezza was fired by Forbes:
I don't know why. It sounds like pretty good advice to me.
It does sound like good advice. And some more good advice would be for the guys to have the same rules applied. Drunk? Party over. Lol
Bar owners have ro follow this plan for both genders. If you don’t, you are out of business.
The article should not have been pulled.
This wouldn’t have been an issue in the Lambda Chi Alpha house at the Midwestern state university I attended.
They were nicknamed ‘the lambs’ and they weren’t particularly interested in women, drunk or sober.
Kinda like a motorcycle is the gravest threat to a rider.
Banning drunk women from a frat is never happening in a million years without threats from Big Brother
Mr. Frezza is an MIT graduate. somehow i don’t think this will hurt him much, personally or financially.
The title reminds of the sailor’s old superstition that
women are bad luck on a ship or boat.
wasn’t there a time when women and men were kept separate in campus housing?
“The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with our female party guests....we did. (wink)”
Otter’s speech from Animal House:
After all, he’s in pre-law (or pre-med, what’s the difference?)
Great advice, and if the frats at MIT can pull it off I wish them the best. Having grown up in Iowa City, I have my doubts.
Be sure to read the whole article:
it makes sense in more ways than one... and it’s appalling that he was fired over this...
Just watched “Amadeus” with “Pinto” (Tom Hulse) as Wolfgang.
I asked the wife what happened to him, and she said ‘If you find out, let me know.’
What happened to Pinto anyway, do you know? I liked him.
yeah, but its all the drunk girls.....
how about this....NO parties at fraternities....No alcohol....No visitors except over 21...
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