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Thirteen percent of UCLA undergrads join fraternities and sororities, and almost twenty-five percent of USC undergrads go Greek. According to a new study published in the journal Sex Roles, undergraduate women who join sororities are more likely to objectify themselves. In other words, they judge their own bodies from an outsider's perspective. They also display higher levels of disordered eating attitudes and behaviors, and show higher levels of body-related shame than those who don't participate in sorority recruitment. Don't be so quick to judge the Greeks, though: sorority membership may simply amplify pre-existing problems.