Why colleges tolerate fraternities

Why colleges tolerate fraternities - Frats are... fratty. Why do colleges keep them around? Follow Overrated on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/OverratedTheShow/ In this episode of Overrated, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the history of frats. The history of fraternities has a lot of ups and downs — and stretches all the way back to America’s founding fathers. Beyond the hazing and beer chugging, there’s a story that includes changes in higher education and even national politics. So why do colleges keep fraternities on campus? The reason is a web of incentives that make fraternities allies to administrators — despite the negatives they sometimes present. Overrated is a series that takes a look at the things we all know — the books, the trends, and the ideas that have become iconic — and answers the question: “Why is this so famous"? Watch the previous episode of Overrated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eO92ABfq2I Watch Season 1 of Overrated here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSVlSmZWzm0&list=PLJ8cMi


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Why colleges tolerate fraternities - Frats are... fratty. Why do colleges keep them around? Follow Overrated on Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/OverratedTheShow/ In this episode of Overrated, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the history of frats. The history of fraternities has a lot of ups and downs — and stretches all the way back to America’s founding fathers. Beyond the hazing and beer chugging, there’s a story that includes changes in higher education and even national politics. So why do colleges keep fraternities on campus? The reason is a web of incentives that make fraternities allies to administrators — despite the negatives they sometimes present. Overrated is a series that takes a look at the things we all know — the books, the trends, and the ideas that have become iconic — and answers the question: “Why is this so famous"? Watch the previous episode of Overrated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eO92ABfq2I Watch Season 1 of Overrated here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSVlSmZWzm0&list=PLJ8cMi


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