A CUNY fraternity was up a Greek creek yesterday after a federal court found it guilty of gender discrimination – saying that if its members didn’t mind watching strippers, they shouldn’t object to female “brothers.” The College of Staten Island had the right to refuse Chi Iota Colony because it does not welcome women as members, the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled.
The ruling will not necessarily set a precedent and change Greek life at other colleges. It means a college can deny recognition to single-sex frats – but is not forced to, according to a lawyer involved in the case.
Read about it here.
I was in a fraternity in college. We had mixers with other sororities but I wouldn’t have wanted a female “brother.” That is stupid. I have formed life-long friendships with some of my frat brothers and it wouldn’t have been the same in our Frat house with “Sisters.”
What do you think?