A Cornell University fraternity starts over in 2000 with an ambitious vision: no hazing, lots of community service, campus leadership, and high behavioural standards. Writing lecturer Scott Conroe, a journalist researching fraternities and whether they still belong in America, becomes the faculty advisor -- and eventually accepts the chance to be initiated at 46. Conroe offers a story of self-discovery, generations, and life inside a fraternity trying to be different.
Scott Conroe is a freelance writer and editor who has spoken and written extensively about Greek life. He has taught science writing and journalism at Cornell University, and worked as a writer and photographer for newspapers and college public relations.