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"Fraternity Men Cycle Across State to Help People With Disabilities." NewsBank. Clewiston News, 10 May 2012. Web.

05 Apr. 2014. This article features the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi, Push Americas Gear Up Florid a. This philanthropy is an 800-mile cycling event across the state of Florida from Miami to Tallahassee to raise money for people with disabilities. 33 men from Pi Kappa Phi rode on their bicycles starting on May 13 and ended on May 26. This article relates to my project because it is philanthropy that really is the driving force behind fraternities. The money raised, at least $2,500 a participant in this case, goes towards causes such as research to aid disabilities. This philanthropic event offers my project a great example as to how fraternities are always helping out the communities that they inhabit. One question that I have made from this article is, how much money do all of the fraternities in the nation raise annually for non -profit organizations? Kaczor, Bill. "Jury Convicts 2 Fla. Fraternity Brothers of Felony Hazing." NewsBank. Associated Press, 16 Dec. 2006. Web. 05 Apr. 2014. In this article, Bill Kaczor (the author) reports that 2 Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity brothers have been arrested from Florida A&M University for hazing. An aspiring member, Marcus Jones, reported that he had been beaten while pledging Kappa Alpha Psi. The two brothers that were convicted were found guilty of a felony to cause "serious bodily injury" through hazing. This article relates to my project because it is focused on hazing and how law enforcement is cracking down on it. In addition, this article takes place in Tallahassee, the location of where my project is taking place. This article both complicates and aids my project. I believe that this article complicates my project because of the fact that this event occurred only eight years ago, so it is somewhat up to date; however, at the same time the event took place long enough ago that I am still able to show how fraternities have adapted over these past eight years. This article aids my project because of the actions that our law enforcement took to convict these students of the felonies that they were guilty of. One question that has come to mind from this article wo uld be, how has the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity at Florida A&M University changed their ways because of this event? I am afraid that I will not be able to find a very specific answer. "Ole Miss Fraternity Suspended." NewsBank. The Key West Citizen, 23 Feb. 2014. Web. 05 Apr. 2014. The main point of this article is that a fraternity at the University of Mississippi has been kicked off campus for careless actions. Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Mississippi tied a noose around the neck of a statue of James Meredith. The national board of Sigma Phi Epsilon suspended the Alpha Chapter at the university and the chapter voted to expel all three men and turn over their identities to investigators. This article offers my project an example of careless acts that I plan to include in my project that shows how fraternities have earned the poor images they have. This article complicates my project because of the date in which it was published because of the date in which this event happened, February 23, 2014. The fact that this even happened so recently negates what I am trying to prove as to how fraternities are making changes to improve their public image. Price, Hadley. "First UF Fraternity Goes Solar with Assistance from Power Production Management." NewsBank. Examiner.com, 05 Apr. 2013. Web. 05 Apr. 2014. The main point of this article is that a fraternity at the University of Florida, Beta Theta Pi, is the first fraternity at the university and the second fraternity in the nation to have a solar powered house. The chapter celebrated the installation of their solar system by hosting the Solar Energy & Efficiency Expo on April 21, 2012. This article offers a different angle as to how fraternities are adapting to the times and trying to help out the communities around them. This fraternity in particular is trying to start the charge to making the University of Florida a carbon neutral campus by 2025. The question that this article answers is, what are chapters doing to change their individual image in their communities ? There are no additional questions that arise from this article.

Rutland, Merideth. "Fraternity Eliminates Pledging Process after Hazing Allegations." NewsBank. Orlando Sentinel Communications, 13 Mar. 2014. Web. 05 Apr. 2014. This article features an individual chapters response at the University of North Florida to the changing of the national fraternity laws of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. The Florida Nu chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon initiated their pledges immediately after their nationals changed to the new anti-pledging law. This article begins to prove the changes that fraternities are making to change the image of fraternities and how individual chapters, even though they have to "deal with the mistakes of others as explained by the chapters president, are accepting the laws that the national board are passing. The question I had before reading this article was, are fraternities really going to follow this anti-pledging law, and this article made it clear that fraternities are trying to adapt. This article does not offer any new problems to my project. "Stetson Bans Fraternities, Sororities From Any Recruiting Until January." NewsBank. The Miami Herald, 11 Sept. 1991. Web. 05 Apr. 2014. This article offers insight to the minds of Stetson Universitys administrators in 1991. In the fall semester of 1991, Stetson University banned the recruitment of new members until the following spring. The administrators were concerned because 45 percent of the student body belongs to a Greek organization and they want to break apart the social monopoly that these Greek organizations have. This article shows that in the 1990s universities were making changes to alter the way that fraternities impact the campus. This article helps my project because it shows that fraternities have such a large influence over the community. When adding this article alongside others about philanthropy, the image surrounding fraternities is put into a better light. This knowledge will help me show the good that fraternities can do in their respective communities. A question that I have after reading this is, what affect does having recruitment each semester instead of yearly have on these organizations?