Students' societies at univs., colleges, and high schools; Gk. letters standing for Gk. words or phrases are commonly used to designate different fraternities. They usually have individual badges, coats of arms, flags, etc. Some have rituals based on Christian and pagan sources. Many are organized on a nat. basis with chaps. at individual institutions. Sororities are the female counterparts. See also Students, Spiritual Care of, A 3, C 9.
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