WASHINGTON — Walking past some fraternity parties on the George Washington University campus Saturday night, Sivan Sherriffe wondered about a longstanding tradition at her school and colleges nationwide.
“I’ve always thought, ‘Why aren’t there sorority house parties? There are only frat parties,’ ” she said to a friend, Dania Roach, a fellow senior. Ms. Roach replied: “I would definitely feel safer at a sorority party. It’s the home-court advantage.”