I am writing in support of the Greek proposal to address some of the most visible and pressing issues at Dartmouth today. In my infrequent visits to Hanover, I have seen a major degradation in the conduct of fraternity members and the conditions in the house. Without substantial and lasting change, the houses should be banned. But the true value of fraternity life is the unique opportunity to develop deep and lasting friendships. Among my closest friends are Phi Delt fraternity brothers. So keep the fraternities open as long as they adhere to a much higher set of standards than has been in place of late. But do not forget that many of the drinking and other problems on college campuses today are found in fraternity and non-fraternity life. Make the entire student body clean up its act.
1970 / Phi Delta Alpha