I am writing to you as a parent of a recent Dartmouth graduate. I strongly support the Greek system. While the Greek life at Dartmouth as well as other colleges may not be perfect, it is an institution that has been in place for many years and has given your students a place to grow and learn. I cannot understand why you would want to deny the student body this experience. We are continually taking learning opportunities away from our youth. It isnt only a place where they socialize, but for some it is their first opportunity to get involved in volunteering. They also learn a tremendous amount of responsibility by getting involved in the day to day management of the house. While Greek life isnt a good fit for every student, there is no reason to throw the baby out with the bath water. There is a place for everyone at Dartmouth.
P '09 / Phi Delta Alpha