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Survey Finds Greek Life Students Feel Their Freedoms Are Under Assault

Survey Finds Greek Life Students Feel Their Freedoms Are Under Assault

“afraid that whatever they say is going to come back to haunt them”

The campus left is not a fan of Greek organizations and would probably love to see the system abolished. This is nothing new.

The College Fix reports:

Greek Life students say their freedoms are under assault: survey

Most college and university students who belong to Greek-letter organizations believe their personal and organizational freedoms are under threat, according to the results of a nationwide survey of Greek Life members.

A majority don’t feel comfortable disagreeing with a professor, feel there’s pressure for their organizations to be booted from campus, and believe administrators would rather punish a student who said something controversial rather than defend free speech, the RealClearEducation survey found.

What truly stands out is the degree to which students are self-censoring due to the problematic existence of a “climate of fear” on college campuses, said Nathan Harden, editor of RealClearEducation, in an interview with The College Fix.

Harden said the survey reveals that “students are afraid to speak up if they hold an unpopular opinion.”

Harden also pointed out that the prevalence of social media has only exacerbated the situation on college campuses as students are “afraid that whatever they say is going to come back to haunt them” and that there is a “culture of no mercy.”

One moment “can be used to define you and be used to punish you for the rest of your life,” he said. “We need to have a climate where people are free to disagree with one another.”

A total of 4,620 students, comprising 1,805 fraternity members and 2,815 sorority members from more than 500 colleges and universities located across 36 states, took part in the online survey

Students were asked a variety of questions on topics ranging from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the manner in which their Greek organization was treated by the administration and the wider campus community.

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