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Video: Mike Posner's Six Fraternity and Sorority Types

The king of frat-boy soul breaks down college's quintessential characters

August 12, 2010 12:02 PM ET

With the fall semester fast approaching, breakthrough summer star and recent Duke University graduate Mike Posner stopped by the Rolling Stone studios to provide our campus-bound readers with a tutorial on the three main fraternity and three main sorority archetypes. From the intramural flag-football captain to "Tiffany the Tease," from the shady drug dealer to the Walk of Shame record breaker, Posner breaks down what you can expect if you plan on pledging this fall.

For more Rolling Stone coverage of Posner, whose debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff was released this week, check out "On the Road with the Warped Tour's Breakout Star" and "From Duke U to Bonnaroo: Meet Pop Singer Mike Posner".

Illustrations by James Jajac

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