The Effects Of Alcohol Consumption Within Fraternities And Sorority Alcohol Use : Does Race Matter?

1532 Words Sep 18th, 2016 7 Pages
Greek life on campus is an aspect of upper education that is publicized often, many proclaiming the social and educational benefits of living with your peers, but has a significant amount of negative stigma attached to it. Although the tales told of fraternities and sororities are sometimes exaggerated, there are many more cases where Greek life organizations have garnered copious amounts of attention for controversial behavior. In Fraternity and Sorority Alcohol Use: Does Race Matter?, Michael Capece, David Schantz, and Rebecca Wakeman expound upon one of these behaviors, specifically detailing the general perception of alcohol consumption within fraternities and sororities and across two different races, from the point of view of research. Through an initially impartial tone, eloquent use of diction, and citing previous studies the authors lend themselves credibility in discussing the implications of alcohol consumptions within Greek life activities, and attempt to approach college faculty members with possible solutions to dissolving this established behavior. On the other hand, the authors’ self-imposed research constraints and their partiality and ideological views in rhetoric is revealed, weakening their overarching arguments and integrity. Overall, the text argues that a significant factor in the drinking phenomenon within Greek life on campuses is heavily grounded in race and gender, and that the media misconstrues reactionary tales from single incidents. In terms…

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