I am writing in response to the letter, "Fraternity, sorority members need to be better neighbors." I can empathize with the situations the writer described regarding students in his neighborhood. The best means for addressing illicit behavior is to contact the police.
To minimize the importance or impact of the volunteer efforts of students because of their organizational contacts is short-sighted considering that they, like all other Kids Day volunteers, sold papers in the freezing cold in the wee hours of the morning. University at Buffalo Greeks and other UB student groups raised just shy of $8,000 this year.
It is unacceptable and irresponsible to draw behavioral conclusions about a particular sector of the population based on personal contact with a small percentage.
To make an assumption about all Greek-lettered organizational members based on one's own negative contacts with a few is unfair to those who embrace the founding ideals of these organizations and act as responsible, mature citizens.
Pamela A. Stephens-Jackson