April 15, 2024

Sororities and fraternities are not for every university

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This archived article was written by: James Justice

On Nov. 1, an article on KSL.com was published, “Would-be sorority rallies support to lift ban at Dixie State.” What this article is about is the ban Dixie State University has on Greek sororities.
To sum up this article, Indigo Klabanoff wants to start a sorority at DSU named “Phi Beta Pi,” also the name of a medical sorority in Texas. Dixie denied her request stating, “The judgment of both the DSU administration and trustees is that more students would be repelled rather than attracted by the ‘partying’ stereotype typically associated with a Greek system, and that is not the culture we want to encourage on our campus.”
Next, she moved this conversation into “students constitutional rights to organize.” This is my short response to this woman and those who think this is somehow unfair for the school to not allow these types of groups.
Cry me a river guys, go to another damn school. No one is saying you can’t organize, no one is saying you can’t have a group on campus. What they’re saying is you can’t have a “Greek” affiliated group on campus because they do not want the “party image associated with Greek life.”
The administrators at Dixie said, “that Dixie has no intention of interfering with the group’s right to associate and build friendships, and if they would just drop the Greek letters, they would likely be awarded club status…”
So what’s the problem? Are we such an entitled society that when someone tells us “no” we can’t grow up and deal with it? Just the fact that this woman, and her little group, is thinking about moving against the administration has me so flippin’ upset.
One of my biggest pet peeves in this world: spoiled and entitled people, this is what’s happening here. Klabanoff went to Dixie knowing that they don’t allow these types of groups. But now, because she’s somehow “special” or “entitled” to that name, she thinks she can bend or break the rules.
I’m going to let everyone in on some secrets of life, I’m 33, lived longer than you and I’ve been through a lot, so you can listen or not, I don’t honestly care. First, you’re not special, nor am I. Second, other than “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” you’re not entitled to anything. Third, college is a privilege, not a right or a handout. Fourth, and lastly, life’s a big game and a lot of people will foul you along the way. Keep moving forward, blow by the fouls. It seems to me that Klabanoff doesn’t know these secrets yet.
I guess why I’m so upset is because this is such an easy fix. Drop the Greek letters and change the name to something like, “The ladies group of Greek-letter lovers.” Dixie State would then award her “club” status, and BAMO, the whole situation would be over. But, if Klabanoff and her group did that, I wouldn’t have anything to rant about, and my articles would be boring.
Here’s the link to the article: www.ksl.com/?sid=27456180. Read over it, send me an email and tell me what you think.