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Greek life not for ND

Letter to the Editor | Monday, March 27, 2006

Just a comment as someone who tried desperately to get admitted to Notre Dame but did not (even as the son of an alum), this series of letters and comments about Greek life and some support for it among some students scares me. As someone who attended two state universities for undergraduate and graduate school where the Greek system was particularly strong, I can promise you that the University residence hall system produces far stronger bonds than those supposedly created by the Greek system.

While the Greek system could have a positive place on a campus, I can promise you that the former fraternity and sorority friends that I have will tell you that the Greek life really, in effect, did little for them other than to prevent them from making friends with a broader section of people. Most “former Greeks” that I know say that it was “a way to party” and little more. Those Notre Dame students who think that the Greek life is better either don’t belong at Notre Dame or don’t realize and appreciate that the grass is greener at Notre Dame.

Calvin ColbertDallas, TX