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Some Missouri College Students Want To Abolish Greek Life For Good

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Fraternity houses on Washington University campus in St. Louis.

Greek life has been a cornerstone of college culture for decades in spite of high-profile sexual assaults, alcohol abuse and hazing deaths.

Considering the array of issues surrounding Greek life, is 2021 the year for its reform or is it time to dismantle it altogether? That's the conversation students around the nation are having. At Washington University in St. Louis, nearly half of students belonging to sororities and fraternities have canceled their memberships, while at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, a movement to reform the system is under way.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
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