Tell kids this: please, please, please, do something else with your college experience.

There are parties with better themes than "racism" out there. (via Onward State)

So many people who rush fraternities and sororities say they do it for the community, but we need to take the life blood pulsing into these campus plantar's warts, and pump it into things decent human beings can do. Things that don't encourage you to completely conform to arbitrary standards of beauty, destroy public property, or engage in both casual and malevolent racism.

If you're a youngster heading out to the wilds of university, or someone older with a kid under your wing, here are some options for making new friends and enjoying campus life. Let them serve as inspiration to incoming freshmeat—uhh, freshmen. There are friends to be made and life to be lived in all sorts of places.