For the second time in a week the words “Rush” and “drug addiction” have been linked together. Whether it’s Oxycontin or Cocaine, it’s our responsibility to insist that drug abuse is intolerable.

The most disappointing and disturbing part of the article was ADP’s reaction to the news that one of their members was caught having serious drugs in their room. The best the president could muster was, “The house as an organization has no responsibility for the actions that took place”.

It’s negligent and destructive for a group to pretend that their member’s actions do not represent and reflect on their organization in any way. A fraternity is not an animate being. It is completely composed of the decisions and accomplishments of their members. This includes building or destroying their Greek reputation.

Is ADP upset because one of their members was in possession of highly illegal and addictive drugs? Or were they just miffed that they were caught? Despite already being on probation, has the fraternity shown a willingness towards improving and obeying the rules and laws of the University and the United States? Or again, is ADP just aggravated because they feel it was wrong that they were searched?

Obviously, incidents like this portray the entire Greek Community in a poor light. ADP’s flippant responses to serious problems just underscores a growing disenchantment with Fraternities that many students of UR feel. Instead of concern and an earnest want to help a brother with a possible addiction, the ADP stance is completely defensive and simply attacks UR policy. This is a sad trend from so-called leadership.

Christopher HarringtonClass of 2003



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