The Greek Life at Baylor University is a community of twelve fraternities and eight sororities. However, the communities within Baylor University are not treated equally. The University of Baylor favors the sororities over the fraternities at Baylor. There are multiple different things that Baylor allows the sororities to attain that the fraternities are prevented from pursuing or accomplishing. This bias between the Greek Life of Baylor and the university itself is one major reason for strain between the relationships of the groups. The sororities at Baylor are supplied a meeting place, allowed to have mixers before rushing on Baylor campus, and are allowed to return to Baylor early after breaks for events. The university as a whole
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When the fraternity members must hold their meetings off campus it causes health and safety risks. The first safety risk is that when every member is within an apartment or house it exceeds the occupancy limit. This is dangerous and just annoying to the other members of the apartment or house. The second major safety risk is the parking situation. When every member goes to the apartment or house there is a car for almost every member outside of that house. The majority of wrecks come from “cars on the side of streets and a driver not knowing if the car will be pulling out” (ladot.lacity.org). If the meetings are continuously being held at a house or apartment building this means a constant flow of cars pulling in and out of the area which according to the statistics is the leading cause of accidents. The Panhellenic building was made because “For over 20 years, Baylor has needed a place for Greek life to come together, both in efforts to unify the Panhellenic system and provide relief for the current meeting space issues on campus.”(Baylor.edu).
Baylor has aided the sororities in handling problems such as meeting spaces and parking, however; they have overlooked the problems of the fraternities and the members. There are many opportunities to address these problem that Baylor can take advantage of. I propose that Baylor should either allow the fraternities to build