Why are teenagers into the fraternity fad?

August 5, 2007 4:28am CST
Teens today are so into fraternities. They keep on joining fraternities. i have always been wondering why. How did this trend came to be? Then one day, when I joined this conference where people talk about the teenage soceity. Tehre were many of us there. Most were teenagers. when a certain speaker talked a bou fraternities in the een concept, it struck me. I am a teenager myself and sometimes I get left out among some of my friends because they are into fraternities and I am not. After the speaker delivered his message, I inferred that teens today has the extreme urge of belongingness, hightened insecurities and low self - esteem. Being in a fraternity gives them a certain feeling of acceptance from their other members. People also emphasize on the number of friends you have. Maybe those teens who join fraternities think they can have more friends when they are in a fraternity. And her comes the worst reason, people are into fraternities because of fights. Most of them are into violence and need others o back them up. What do you think?
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• United States
4 Sep 09
The greek system is centuries old. It started as groups of people getting together and vowing to live up to certain ideals. These groups were especially important to women as they entered often hostile college environments. It is about finding a place to belong, it's a closer knit group and it helps make the transition from home to a university easier. There's tons of benefits socially, academically, leadership opportunities, volunteer opportunities and networking after college. I made friends I would not have otherwise met if I had not joined my sorority. I would not have crossed paths with many of the girls I consider my closest friends. You have to be pretty secure to approach an established group and request membership. As for violence, that's a gang not a fraternity. People who are going to college and want to have futures aren't going to do things that could so easily lead to a criminal record.