Rituals in Greek letter organizations

Rituals in Greek letter organizations are regarded as the essential element in Greek life. There has been a great deal of discussions, articles and books on all aspects of fraternity rituals, for example psychological, sociological, practical/utilitarian, mystical, and, a lot less, ethnological/anthropological.

This forum is open to all Greeks to lay out their thoughts and intuitions.

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to understand the importance of fraternity rituals one must read ethnology (cultural anthropology). There seems to be a need for males to group for hunting, war, and other activities including aggression. This is a biological need which must be satisfied for self-actualization. Ritual is a totemic, animistic phenomenon present in most primitive as well as modern societies (e.g. football, religion).