Secret student organizations

by Sohel Ather Affiliate Marketer

When you become a member of a college or university, you can find many opportunities and interesting challenges throughout the entire study period. Secret student organizations always had its place in a history of any university. However, what do we know about it? More information below.

Secret student organizations in the USA

At the heart of any secret organization lies the corporate way of life. Taking as a basis the concept of hegemony of the Italian political scientist Antonio Gramsci, one can assume that the power group will always try to preserve its cultural core by building a corporate culture, created institutions.

Student communities in America appeared in the middle of the XVIII century. So, the company of students from the College of William and Mary in Virginia got into the habit of gathering on the second floor of the local tavern - they called themselves the "Berets Club". Soon, other student communities began to form in college, although with the knowledge of teachers, and therefore they were more like literary circles.

However, it all started with the fact that the student John Heath, a connoisseur of the Greek language, was denied membership in one of these circles. Then he took and opened his own - a secret brotherhood, and as the name chose the Greek abbreviation "Phi Beta Kappa." According to the charter, the main principles of the secret organization were high moral ideals, diligence in mastering science and fraternal friendship. Soon, Fi Beta Kappa opened branches in Harvard and Yale, and later began to appear and other "Greek" brotherhoods, with a strict hierarchy of converts "younger brothers" and their mentors - "older brothers."

The administration of colleges from the very beginning treated fraternities with great suspicion, and, it must be admitted, not without justification. For example, two of these secret societies actively participated in student riots at the University of Miami in 1847. During the Civil War, students went to defend the Confederacy as whole fraternities. The American political elite quickly realized the strength of these organizations, drawing from their midst their own shift, seeking to use for their own purposes, and did not prevent the expansion and strengthening of secret brotherhoods. Therefore, there is nothing extraordinary in the fact that when the women began to study in universities after the victory of the North, the first secret female society - "Pi Beta Pi" soon appeared.

In conclusion, I note that American student organizations do not lose their popularity, especially if they are connected with this  

For example, only one Fi Gamma Delta Fiji society, founded as early as 1848 at Jefferson College, now has more than 130 local branches in universities in the US and Canada. The headquarters of Fiji is in Lexington, Kentucky. There are more than 125 thousand people in the fraternity. A lot of influential politicians and businessmen, heroes of war, Nobel Prize laureates, famous artists and sportsmen came out of this society. Among the celebrities - astronaut Eugene Cernap and star of American football Douglas Dawson, founder of the empire "Nike" Philip Knight and actor Dermot Mulroney.

About Sohel Ather Freshman   Affiliate Marketer

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