The folks at Project Know have recently published some very interesting research on college drinking, and one piece of it in particular is very concerning to me. It makes my bladder weak just thinking about it.
From Project Know:
In a study of 1400 college students, it was revealed that 17% of Greek students have admitted to wetting the bed after drinking, as opposed to only 7% of non-Greek students.
When information like this gets leaked (heh!), it really makes us take a look in the mirror. I know we all love to talk about the statistics that separate us from our non-Greek peers in a positive light, but I can only talk about what percentage of congress were in fraternities for so long. Every now and then, we need to make fun of ourselves.
In my time living in a fraternity house, I’ve seen drunk people piss on everything from textbooks to electrical outlets, and that 17% figure sure holds up in my anecdotal experience.
However, I do have reason to believe these percentages might be skewed. Perhaps the reality is that more Greeks are willing to admit soiling the sheets after a night of drinking. To test this, we would need to find a way to quantify how little shame Greeks have compared to non-Greeks, and it’ll take some great minds to work that out. Maybe those clowns at the Large Hadron Collider can quit dicking around and do some research that’ll actually benefit humanity..
[via Project Know]
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