Aren’t fraternities and sororities just like the ones in the movies and on TV?

Unfortunately, individuals without complete information often define the image of fraternity and sorority life.

Greek organizations do hold social events, but many of these do not include alcohol. These events include educational programs and workshops, community service events, intramural sports, parent’s days, Homecoming, Greek Week and date events in addition to formals and mixers. However, alcohol and substance abuse are taken seriously and proactive measures such as educational workshops on the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse are required. Ball State fraternities and sororities educate their members about the precautions that are necessary to ensure a safe environment at events; included in this education is the Greek community alcohol policy that guides the possession, use and consumption of alcohol at chapter houses and fraternity and sorority events. We do not tolerate hazing because it has no place in organizations based on mutual respect and shared values.