Will Ferrell


Will Ferrell is the first to admit that he had an unforgettable fraternity experience in college.

As a member of Delta Tau Delta during his undergraduate days at the University of Southern California, the actor made life-long friendships that made his four years in school fly by.

But ever since University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon organization shut down after members were caught chanting racial slurs, many are questioning whether fraternities are really necessary.

"The incident in Oklahoma, that is a real argument for getting rid of the system altogether in my opinion, even having been through a fraternity," Ferrell told the New York Times. "Because when you break it down, it really is about creating cliques and clubs and being exclusionary."

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The Get Hard actor believes fraternities were initially started to be "academic societies" with a charitable component spread throughout the year. In those cases, such organizations are beneficial to all.

But Ferrell knows times have changed and it may be time for universities across the country to wake up.

"You gotta be careful," he explained. "I was lucky in that the one I was in, we were really kind of the anti-fraternity fraternity. We were considered good enough to get the exchanges with the good sororities."

But through all the parties and get togethers, Ferrell and his brothers never took things to the extreme.

"We didn't take it too seriously," he assured readers. "It was just about having fun. But I think it's an interesting dilemma for universities these days." 

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