Students head to fraternity circle located next to the campus of San Diego State on a recent Saturday night. Photo by Katie Schoolov

At San Diego State University, two women have reported sexual assaults at fraternity parties since the beginning of September. Cal State San Marcos is investigating an entire fraternity after multiple similar allegations.

Sexual assaults involving fraternities is not a new problem. In fact, such assaults are high on the list of insurance claims against fraternities nationwide.

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But with the news media, lawmakers and the White House focusing on how universities handle these cases, some believe the culture and norms of campus Greek life will soon get even more scrutiny.

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Lorie Hearn is the chief executive officer and editor of inewsource. She is a lifelong news-aholic who started her reporting career writing her Girl Scout newsletter at age 12. High school and college were filled with school newspaper work, and after graduation, she worked as a reporter for newspapers...