Various Promising Sources

1)      Graham, J. Walter. “Origins and Interrelations of the Greek House and the Roman House.” Phoenix. Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring, 1966), pp. 3-3. Classical Association of Canada. <>.

2) Larimer, Mary E.; Irvine, Daniel L.; Kilmer, Jason R.; Marlatt, G. Alan. “College Drinking

and the Greek System: Examining the Role of Perceived Norms for High-Risk Behavior.” Journal of College Student Development, v38 n6 p587-98 Nov-Dec 1997.

3) Cahin, Jeffrey R.; Presley, Cheryl A.; Meilman, Philip W. “Alcohol Use in the Greek System:

Follow the Leader?” Journal of Studies on Alcohol. Vol. 59, 1998.

4) Wechsler, Henry; Kuh, George; Davenport, Andrea E. “Fraternities, sororities and binge

drinking: Results from a national study of American colleges.” NASPA. 2009. Vol. 46, No. 3.

5) Borsari, Brian E.; Carey, Kate B. “Understanding Fraternity Drinking: Five Recurring Themes

in the Literature, 1980-1998.” Journal of American College Health. Volume 48, Issue 1

July 1999 , pages 30 – 37.

My third source, “Alcohol Use in the Greek System,” looks to be my most promising source as of now. This is because it relates alcohol to Greek life and houses. In most social fraternities, alcohol and parties are the main components in attracting rushes, and therefore pledges, and eventually brothers. This is helping me narrow my topic even more, as I am now considering focusing on alcohol consumption in houses of both fraternities and sororities.