Blog 10/8

Before:

In my opinion, both sides of the argument present valid points. I agree with Mott about the benefit of increasing the level of maturity in relationships between both sexes, yet at the same time Morrow makes the good point that turning these organizations into coed ones defeats the purpose of why students join in the first place. Morrow also mentions the fact that these groups are more than just their universities, and if the idea was brought to the national offices, it would be immediately rejected as it does not follow tradition. New York is not allowed to have Greek houses, therefor I dorm with a couple of girls who are founding sisters of their sororities. I was able to ask them some questions, and it turns out that Morrow makes an incredibly valid point because both national and international office are indeed extremely strict regarding even the smallest things, let alone a complete transformation.

After:

My feelings on the issue are mixed. I agree with Mott about the benefit of increasing the level of maturity in relationships between both sexes, yet at the same time Morrow mentions that turning these organizations into coed ones defeats the purpose of the reason students join in the first place. This is not to say that the idea is entirely out of the question, but rather that it carries multiple pros and cons. Morrow brings up the good point that these groups are more than just a part of their universities and that the idea would be rejected immediately if presented to national offices. To make a case in point, the state of New York is not allowed to have Greek houses; therefore I dorm with a couple of girls who are actually founding sisters of their sororities. I was able to ask them some questions regarding the process they had to go through in order to begin the sorority at this university, and it turns out that Morrow makes an incredibly valid point. Both national and international offices are indeed extremely strict regarding even the smallest things, such as following tradition with recruiting, hosting events and organizing charities. If this is something the offices do not offer even the slightest bit of freedom on, it is highly doubtful they will give any leeway on other things, let alone a complete transformation like going coed.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s