Should UMaine ban fraternities and sororities?

Posted April 26, 2010, at 4:15 p.m.

A UMaine student was lost in the woods for eight hours last week as part of a fraternity initiation. The university has decided the incident constituted hazing, a forbidden kind of initiation, and placed the organization under probation. Are officials over-reacting? Was the student in any real danger? Was the danger his own making? Or should the university crack down more severely and eliminate all fraternities and sororities? What good comes of fraternity and sorority membership? Are there better ways to initiate would-be members?