College campuses across the country come to life on a typical Friday night. Weary from a week of work, students make their way to bars, parties and other social events. But not so much at Stanford — not like they used to, at least.
The decline of social life on Stanford’s campus has come about within one generation of students. Its causes have been documented by campus news outlets and prompted a restructuring of the university social scene.
Ten years ago, Greek houses were the dominant source of parties on campus. Now, students and the university are developing alternatives such as Farm Days, events organized by the Stanford Social Project and the Enchanted Broccoli Forest dorm’s happy hour.