Dr. Henry Suzzallo, President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Delivers Address on
''Some Problems of imIn the een ties nds [he was enthe "his 1ble . of :enadlOW
easons em. ntil
the Fraternity System'' ~f an amendment to the constitution of the organiza-
~lon forbidding members establishing chapters at such Institutions and encouraging the w ithdrawal of chapter~ a.lready established. The recognition of the AssociatiOn of American Universities was established as the standard. Also discouraged and condemned was the practice of organizations establishing clubs, societies, or frat . . ern1t1es in secondary schools and colleges of junior g~ade designed to act as feeders of the college fraternity. Outlaw and Sub Rosa Chapters
The Conference has always expressed its disapproval
~f th~ establishment of sub rosa chapters and the mem-
ersh lp of college fraternity men in the outlawed or-
Albert W. Meisel, II K <I• Elected Executi'Ve Commilleeman
ganizations of Kappa Beta Phi, Theta Nu Epsilon, and the like. It again went on official record opposing sud1. A resolution was adopted that all local interfraternity conferences should be requested to withhold recognition of any local fraternity organized on the campus that has adopted as a name a combination of greek letters already possessed by a national organization. Much confusion has arisen from this practice. The name of the Conference was changed to National Interfraternity Conference in order to distinguish it from local interfraternity councils. Meisel Goes to Executive Committee
Lted ·, it the his nnlap~ncy
Officers of the Conference
1931-1932 Alvan E. Duerr, chairman, 149 Broadway, New York City; Edward T. T. Williams, vice-chairman, 247 Park Ave., New York City; Cecil]. Wilkinson, secretary, 810 Eighteenth St., N.W., Washington, D .C.; George C. Carrington, treasurer, 850 Amsterdam Ave., New York City; Thomas Arkle Clark, educational adviser, 1110 W. Illinois St., Urbana, Illinois .
Supreme Chancellor A. W. Meisel has long been identified with the activities of the Conference, and it gave him recognition of his services during the election of officers for the coming year. For many years he was chairman of the conference of local fraternities. Last year he was chairman of the Interfraternity Conference committee on local fraternities. This year he goes to the executive committee of the Conference itself. In addjtion he will retain the chairmanship of the committee on local fraternities.
OTHER MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
William L. Butcher, 31 E. Thirty-ninth St., New York; leroy Kimball, 100 Washington Sq., New York; Russell MacFall, 42 Broadway, New York; Harrold P. Flint, lombard, Illinois; J. Harold Johnston, 24 W. Fortieth St., New York; Fred E. Linder, 1 Wall St., New York; Horace R. Barnes, 928 Virginia Ave., lancaster Ave., Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Albert W. Meisel, 140 Liberty St., New York; Cecil Page, Chrysler Building, New York.
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Some Problems of the Fraternity System
The text of the excellent address made by Dr. Suzzallo follows: One of the characteristics of American education, which must be kept in mind when you think of the fraternity problem, is that the American public school system-and I in· elude all institutions in the public service, because an endowed institution is no more private in its service than a state-supported institution-is singularly responsive to pa-
Published on Jul 25, 2012