Some people, however, are a bit slow to learn.
Why doesn't drinking beer and speculating about hotties qualify as a theme that people might hold in common? It's not as if any of these other theme houses encourage intellectual development.
As a key component of the University's "New Vision for Campus Culture," the Colgate Board of Trustees and administration have demanded that all privately owned fraternity and sorority houses be sold to the school, or their chapter will no longer be recognized. Further, any student joining a non-recognized chapter may be subject to suspension or expulsion.
The Residential New Vision anticipates that University-owned Greek-letter houses will become the Broad Street Community and serve as "theme" houses. Current theme houses are designed as residences for students who want to live with others who share a common interest or background - Asian, African-American, Latino, homosexuality, creative arts, environmental activism, and peace studies.