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Article "College Fraternities, Sororities Are Termed 'Citadels of Snobbery"

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Article "College Fraternities, Sororities Are Termed 'Citadels of Snobbery"

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This article summarizes the perspective of Mrs. Glenn Frank, widow of the former president of the University of Wisconsin and former sorority member, regarding the “dangerous influence” of Greek life on college campuses. In her published special investigation “Citadels of Snobbery,” Frank warns that in screening applicants on the basis of income, religion and social position, fraternities and sororities promote, “a ‘completely un-American, undemocratic caste system.’” She reports that Greek organizations practice religious discrimination by setting quotas for Catholic students and banning Jewish students, therefore creating segregation on campuses. She urges parents to get their legislatures to “wipe out fraternities and sororities by legislative act."

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"College Fraternities, Sororities Are Termed 'Citadels of Snobbery." The Richmond Collegian XXXVI, no. 17, (February 10, 1950): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19500210.2.18&srpos=17&e=-------en-20--1-byDA-txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1950-02-10

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English

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RichmondCollegianXXXVI.17.2-19500210.JPG

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "College Fraternities, Sororities Are Termed 'Citadels of Snobbery",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3376.