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Fraternity Life Not Based On Alcohol

Fraternity Life Not Based On Alcohol

I have a few things to say about the column by Stacey E. Blau '98 ["Hypocritical Fraternities Embarrass MIT," Feb. 25]. I'd like to tell her about a certain fraternity and the respect and courtesy they've extended me. I'm a recovering alcoholic, and on my two-year sobriety date the fraternity had a sober party for me. No one in this frat has ever asked me to drink, instead they watch out for me.

Some of the brothers have even come to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings with me. During the parties I hang out with the sober brothers (yes, there is such a thing). Now, would Blau like to tell me again that fraternities are only about alcohol? I feel so safe and trust these guys so much I brought my little sister over to the house during a party. In my opinion, Blau should keep your mouth shut unless she knows what she's talking about. Obviously, by the way she described fraternities, she knows nothing about them.

Jane Murray

Sophomore, Lesley College