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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Greek Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20521.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Greek Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20521

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Transcript Fraternity Forum For the average student passing PGH, the enormous letters and huge tent on the grass might have seemed oddly out of place. This wasn't a traveling circus, but rather the Interfraternity Council's Fraternity Forum, an opportunity for interested parties to approach fraternities for information pertaining to the Spring Rush events. The turnout was less than tremendous, but this is not uncommon. Jason Alkire, a junior marketing major and Pi Kappa Alpha member, said, "Most of the people who rush fraternities usually know members already with us." Tau Kappa Epsilon member Jason Greenwald agreed. "It's not necessarily the parties who come out, but rather the people who maintain that interest." It is those people that the fraternities are striving to recruit. While each fraternity has individual characteristics, the general profile is, according to Sigma Phi Epsilon member Richard Rodriguez, "a person with leadership skills and an outgoing personality. We need someone who will not become apathetic toward the fraternity." Fraternity members are also quick to not that their academic requirements parallel those set by the university, and fraternities often require proctored study halls of those wishing to become members. In addition to academic, Delta Upsilon member Dominique Gerard "concentrates on pledges with integrity and strength of character." After a prospective members has met these requirements, IFC fraternities are quick to dazzle them with a seemingly endless number of favorable statistics. For example, Tau Kappa Epsilon has the largest number of chapters while Sigma Phi Epsilon has the larges population of undergraduate members. -Amanda Swaty Greeks throw out booze With campus alcohol abuse on the rise nationwide, UH Greek communities are cracking down on alcohol use on campus. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, alcohol abuse is the primary health problem on America's college and university campuses. The survey estimates 240,000 to 360,000 college students will die of alcohol-related causes, which is "comparable to the entire undergraduate body of the Big Ten dropping dead." Gail Hudson of the Counseling and Testing Center said UH is just below average in campus alcohol consumption according to a recent survey. "Eighty-two percent of UH students consume alcohol at some level. The national average is 85 to 90 percent. We did a survey in the spring of '91 and (the spring of) '92 and we found that when asked if alcohol should not be served at campus activities, one third of the students surveyed said they would rather not have it," Hudson said. She also said the survey showed students thought there was more drinking on campus than there actually was. Hudson said she thinks the perception problem stems from the fact that people who are visibly drunk are easy to notice. Tau Beta Sigma president Linda Spillane said chapter members are not allowed to drink at formal gatherings or when they are wearing their letters, but at non-chapter get-togethers it is acceptable, she said she didn't notice much abuse but there will always be trouble makers. "There will always be a few people whose life goal is to get smashed," Spillane said. Even so, some fraternities aren't taking any chances. Sigma Phi Epsilon president Todd Smith said, "We have strict guidelines for any party. We have one HPD security officer for every 75 people. They're in charge of checking if people are too drunk to drive and we stop serving alcohol one hour before the end of the party." -Tiffany Vaughner . Phi Kappa ThetalGreek Stories 63) 251