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Study Finds Fraternity, Sorority Students More Likely to Be Conservative
Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2012 | Patrick Burke

Posted on 12/05/2012 7:16:43 PM PST by Olog-hai

A new study from the University of Iowa found that politically conservative students are more likely to join fraternities and sororities on college campuses.

According to study co-author Professor Michael Hevel, the high presence of conservative students in Greek life refutes the conventional wisdom that all college students are politically liberal. …

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1 posted on 12/05/2012 7:16:51 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Very Interesting. My father was a Greek (Chi Phi) in college. He is a Republican. I was a Gamma Delta Iota (GDI). I am much more of a Libertarian. If the GOP doesn’t make an extreme right turn, they will loss me forever.


2 posted on 12/05/2012 7:24:17 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (It is impossible to have a good faith negotiations with terrorists or any Muslim.)
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To: Olog-hai

and what would they find if they surveyed all the kids at historicallky black colleges?


3 posted on 12/05/2012 7:25:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai
Well deep down we always knew that:


4 posted on 12/05/2012 7:25:46 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Olog-hai
What kind of conservatives?

Drunk, sexually active, pot-smoking conservatives?

Great.

5 posted on 12/05/2012 7:35:51 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Olog-hai

As a Greek, I’ve been ultra conservative my whole life. I totally understand it.


6 posted on 12/05/2012 7:38:18 PM PST by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: Olog-hai
Here in Hartford, CT....College plans to force frats, sororities to go coed

Uni-sex Greek experience. Oi!

7 posted on 12/05/2012 7:39:52 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: peggybac

Oops, I totally understand it because I personally know of only two or three Greeks that voted for Obama.


8 posted on 12/05/2012 7:41:25 PM PST by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: Daffynition

Here in Hartford, CT....College plans to force frats, sororities to go coed

I was in a frat at Michigan in the ‘70s. They had a ‘hands off’ policy with the greek system, but we had our own house which was off campus (We also had the best cook in town, but that’s another story). Unless the houses are owned by the college, I don’t see how they can force the greeks to do anything.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 7:48:04 PM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

historicallky black colleges?

The black frats were something else. Those guys used to brand themselves, and that was before that sort of thing was fashionable.


10 posted on 12/05/2012 7:51:03 PM PST by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s so funny. Come from a long line of ‘greeks’ in my family.

The founder of the most LIBERAL paper in our area was a Kappa Alpha. HUGE ‘Dixiecrat’. KA use the Rebel Flag as their symbol.

My mom dated him years ago in college (he was at an ivy league) and used to go to balls with him. He was a flunkee and lived on ‘daddy’s money’.

Typical liberal. Do as I say, not as I do.....blah, blah, blah.

She thought he was an absolute loser.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 7:51:42 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: beef

I think the whole frat-sorority thing should be abolished unless its off campus and not on college land. Of course the whole “student government” thing should be too.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 7:52:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition

I can’t imagine any National agreeing to this. They’ll fold their chapters before allowing the opposite sex to join. That’s just BS.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 7:55:07 PM PST by peggybac (Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer)
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To: Olog-hai

I can see them having more libertarian views on social issues ... At least while in college. But they want to be successful in business and life, so yeah, I can see them being or becoming conservatives.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 7:59:13 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: beef

You should’ve seen them coming over to our dorm to do some ‘stompin’’. And this was in the mid-80’s.


15 posted on 12/05/2012 8:02:05 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

I believe the term is “libertarian”


16 posted on 12/05/2012 8:02:57 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Olog-hai

oh yea all those Yale republicans...not. This is like a study about coffee being bad for you - or good, depends on the data and soooo many factors to make an honest conclusion.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 8:07:54 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: peggybac

I hear that many alum are threatening to withhold bequests. That’ll end that.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 8:41:22 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: beef
historicallky black colleges? The black frats were something else. Those guys used to brand themselves,and that was before that sort of thing was fashionable.

At my university in Colorado, around 1986, there was a huge crackdown on hazing. However, there was one black fraternity which never integrated into our system. They were very private and small, yet they did open public hazing on campus in broad daylight. No one ever said a thing. (That's back when I was, unknowingly, a dumb liberal and "felt sorry for black people". Gawd, I owe them an apology for those days of ignorance!)

19 posted on 12/05/2012 10:35:00 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Same here. Kappa Alpha at uni and most..almost all my frat brothers were Republicans and/or NRA members. And everybody hated lis and Dems. Same as you, I was a dumb-sh&t lib, and it was only when I started listening to Limbaugh I got my head straight..plus my brothers introduced me to a .45 S&W. That was it ;)


20 posted on 12/05/2012 11:04:45 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: beef

i’m on a tablet, the damn touchscreen...


21 posted on 12/06/2012 12:05:04 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai
Also, those gathered in frat houses are more likely to laugh at their professors.

Hmmm...

22 posted on 12/06/2012 12:43:06 AM PST by danielmryan
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