Unimaginable news out of Johnson County today. For the first time since the the University of Iowa decided to keep the statistic, both fraternity and sorority members were arrested or cited less often than their non Greek Hawkeye peers.
From The Gazette:
Last semester, 1.17 percent of all UI undergraduate women were arrested or cited, compared to .83 percent of UI sorority members, according to the data. While 2.13 percent of all UI undergraduate men were arrested or cited in spring 2015, 1.99 percent of fraternity members faced a charge that semester — the lowest on record for Greek men.
That means UI sorority members have reduced their arrest and citation rates to just 71 percent of all undergraduate women on campus, and UI Greek men have cut their rates to 93 percent of their male counterparts.
“These numbers represent an important change in culture and behavior,” [Vice President of Student Life Tom] Rocklin told The Gazette in an email. “I’m pleased that members of the University of Iowa fraternity and sorority community have chosen to align their actions with their values.”
In 2011, after 4 percent of sorority members and 8.5 percent of guys in fraternities got into trouble with Johnny Law, a policy was enacted that required all of Greek life to maintain an arrest and citation record lower than overall rates for undergraduate students of the same gender. It only took four years, but IFC and PAN organizations have officially met that policy campus wide.
Upset City! Iowa Greeks are either fucking saints or just getting much better at hiding their illegal activity. I’m guessing the latter, but it doesn’t matter. Score one for the “good guys” and chalk it up as a W.
Suck it, fraternity haters!.
[via The Gazette]
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