best post on here.
really, fraternities depend on the school and
chapter. Im in delta tau delta and my chapter is pretty good. I've
heard that other chapters at other schools suck. It's the same for any
other fraternity. At my school, like 30% is in the greek community and
to have any social life at all after freshman year, you basically need
to join one.
There are tons of stereotypes when it comes to fraternities.
don't buy friends. When we pay dues, it goes to pay for the house, and
social events. A lot of it goes to our formal at the beach. It is no
different than you and your friends going to spring break to hang out
together and paying for that.
Im sure a lot of you think that
all frat boys are the same with polo shirts with popped collars and all
that shit. Some fraternities are like that, but many have just a bunch
of different people. There are a lot of fraternities that are diverse
and everyone is not the same.
sometimes they can be
expensive, especially during pledgeship. But for me, it's cheaper to
be in and live in my fraternity than it is to live in the dorms or
apartments on campus. Almost all of our dorms that weren't for
freshman got torn down this year, so almost eveyone is staying in the
apartments this year. The apartments(on campus) are $3,000 a
semester. I pay maybe $1000 and Im closer to all my classes.
can give you tons of help with school too. When you join a fraternity,
youll find tons of older guys that have your major and can help you
out. Same goes with taking the same classes. I've also seen some
people do really poorly. Some people just stop studying and just drink
with people and they end up doing really bad. I see the fraternity as
being in influence to this, but I also think that they prob would have
done it anyways without being in a frat.
As far as pledgeship
goes, it can suck, but it can be great. Everything in pledgeship means
something(at least with mine). I learned a shit ton of stuff I would
never have learned elsewhere. My school has strict hazing rules, so I
didn't really have to deal with much of that(although at other schools
it can be really bad. just as around, if you hear stories of drowning
puppies, bloody hands on the wall, or people dying, stay away from
those fraternities, obviously). It really does take up a lot of time,
but it's so worth it. Now if I have a problem I have 60 people that
can support me. My fraternity has kept me from transferring from my
school to go to a worse school so I could ski(yes I know this is ns,
but education and what it gives me in the long run is more important
than skiing right now, although i will take a year off).
can't think of much else to write. Just go around during rush, get a
good look at each fraternity. Youll get tons of free meals and shit.
I didnt pay for one meal for the first week last fall. I also got a
kick ass whitewater rafting trip out of it too. But just go around and
youll see which ones you fit in with and which ones you dont. even if
it doens't work, youll meet tons of other people. A lot of the
friends that I rushed with that even went to other fraternities, I am
still good friends with.
dude, if i was abe lincoln in the 1860s, and a bunch of southern states decided to break off, id be like, dude, fucking take them, we dont care.-mnscratchskier