Emily Esfahani Smith has written a wonderful piece about the long history of, and current controversies facing, American college fraternities in The New Criterion, where she used to be the managing editor. Ms. Smith, who was a member of college sorority, says at the end of the piece:
"Rather than giving fraternities new rules that they will surely break, college administrators and faculty members might encourage them to rethink their values and ideals. The problem with Greek life today is not Greek life itself; it is that the masculine ideal the fraternities currently celebrate is depraved. If that ideal changes, perhaps the culture of the fraternities would change too.''