College fraternity culture has never been more embattled. A portrait of an institution in need of reform and a case for how that can happen is made in this deep examination of fraternity culture, using Sigma Alpha Epsilon as a case study. In True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America’s Fraternities, Hechinger embarks on a deep investigation of SAE and fraternity culture generally, exposing the vast gulf between its founding ideals and the realities of its impact on colleges and the world at large. He joins us to share this important book, an important piece for our area full of universities.
John H will be in conversation with News and Observer Executive Editor, John Drescher.
College fraternity culture has never been more embattled. Once a mainstay of campus life, fraternities are now subject to withering criticism for reinforcing white male privilege and undermining the lasting social and economic value of a college education.