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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1969 - Greeks. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 12, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/18466/show/18232.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1969 - Greeks. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/18466/show/18232

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Title Houstonian 1969
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Title Greeks
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript The ?new Greek' emerges during year of challenge The Greek system was under fire throughout the school year by not only Independents but Greeks themselves. It seems that 1969 was a year for re-evaluation of this system. The re-evaluation was much needed. There was a question in many people's mind as to the relevancy of the system in the present university community. This is not to say that the Greeks are no longer needed. It's just that the present system was out-of-tune with today's involved student body. Points in favor of the Greeks were the quiet integration of the fraternities, acceptance of black Greeks on campus and the individual efforts of the fraternities and sororities. This year was a challenge to the Greek system, for the students, partially in defiance of the system and partially as a gesture to the blacks, elected a black Homecoming Queen, a traditional Greek honor. The need for a re-evaluation was slapped in their faces. The Interfratemity Council was first to take the step and they are to be congratulated. IFC helped bridge the gap between Greeks and Independents by financially backing Cougar Carnival, revising fraternity rush and even employing a student-run public relations firm to help improve IFC image on campus. Thus emerged the "new Greek" ... not a rah-rah, join- these-organizations man, but a person who began to care about giving to the community he belonged to and to participate not because of what he got out of it, but because of what he could give it. It was refreshing to see the Greek in this light. If the IFC was moving forward, Panhellenic was only being left behind. Although a Panhellenic workshop was held this year to discuss problems, no real effort was made on the part of the sororities to really join the community. It brings up the question, "Do they really care?" Perhaps the "fluffs" are happy. But, oh to be a "fluff-head" forever ! Perhaps the sororities will take a lead from IFC and do a little probing themselves next year. Congrats to the Greeks who see that they must move and change with the times if they are to continue to be an important part of the UH campus. 163