HomeIAMURE International Journal of Social Sciencesvol. 8 no. 1 (2013)

Convergence of Fraternities and Sororities: Finale of Campus Violence in a Public Asian University

Jimmy R. Soria | Aldrin S. Jaramilla | Joselito D. Dela Rosa

Discipline: Social Science



Good governance addresses an issue on campus peace and security. Everybody is aware of rising incidence of campus violence and hooliganism brought by warring fraternities. The stakeholders especially the parents are much distressed over this campus disorder that they are in situations as to find an antidote in addressing this concern. This study was conducted to determine the potentials of these Greek-lettered societies that can be tapped as partners in institutional development. The researchers employed descriptive method using qualitative design. Documents were analyzed, and guide instrument was used to reach out key informants who were subjected to focus group discussion. Findings show that fraternities existed in the campus, though operate underground because of lack of juridical identity. The rate of incidence on physical assault attributed to fraternities was high compared with the occurrence of a similar crime after they were recognized. Students gave varied explanations in joining these fraternities. Some favorably acknowledged its importance while others considered it as just another predicament. Their existence in the academic community is an intervening mechanism and development strategy. It has to cast away that impression of being ambiguous in nature, instead prove to be an instrument of promoting campus peace in the university.