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Old 07-06-2012, 11:20 AM #1
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Aspects of going Greek

I'm going to be a freshman at WVU this fall and plan on rushing. My question for current fraternity brothers is which aspects of Greek life do you feel have helped you the most in college and what have you enjoyed the most? As well as things that you never would of thought of before going Greek.
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At a school with a well developed greek system, you will network faster, go to bigger (and more frequent) parties, meet more girls, and enjoy access to an alumni network that open doors for you. You will also be encouraged to get involved in service-based projects that further the community and look great on a resume.
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, go to bigger (and more frequent) parties, meet more girls,
Not true at all, unless you're socially awkward I guess.
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Not true at all, unless you're socially awkward I guess.
did read that wrong?
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Joining a fraternity was the best/worst decision in my life. We'll start with the negative -It killed my grades, I became an alcoholic, and I got the ever living hell hazed outta me. After every lineup my elbows would be bloodied to ****... all you greeks know what I'm talking about. Now lets move on to the positive - I have a group of brothers, not friends. Some of them are my best friends, others I could careless about but if they really needed me, I'd be there for them and vice versa. My pledge-brothers have a bond that will never be broken, and I would do anything for them. With the brotherhood aspect set aside, I party every weekend, know more girls than I ever have before, and I'm well connected.

EDIT: I will not list my chapter because we are a non hazing fraternity
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Joining a fraternity was the best/worst decision in my life. We'll start with the negative -It killed my grades, I became an alcoholic, and I got the ever living hell hazed outta me. After every lineup my elbows would be bloodied to ****... all you greeks know what I'm talking about. Now lets move on to the positive - I have a group of brothers, not friends. Some of them are my best friends, others I could careless about but if they really needed me, I'd be there for them and vice versa. My pledge-brothers have a bond that will never be broken, and I would do anything for them. With the brotherhood aspect set aside, I party every weekend, know more girls than I ever have before, and I'm well connected.

EDIT: I will not list my chapter because we are a non hazing fraternity
Those two will pretty much cover it.

You're going to get hazed. Trust me, it's worth it. It will make you stronger mentally. Along with networking, I feel that the pledging process plays a large role in why fraternity men typically do very well in the business world.

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Not true at all, unless you're socially awkward I guess.
You apparently have no idea.

Best decision ever. I honestly have no idea what non-greeks do in their free time in college and I go to a large SEC "party school".
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I honestly have no idea what non-greeks do in their free time in college and I go to a large SEC "party school".
Well I guess it's different at OSU. Non-greeks have bigger parties.
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:36 PM #10
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Athletics programs at large state schools like WVU usually have a just as good party scene as fraternities.
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Athletics programs at large state schools like WVU usually have a just as good party scene as fraternities.
What? I'm in the SEC. If you haven't noticed, we are the Mecca of college athletics.
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I'm sort of testing the waters right now trying to decide whether or not I want to do it. I love having a great time, networking, etc. I'm just afraid it will really dick up my GPA if I can't get a handle on it and effect my chances of Law School.
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Then rush in the spring if your school has that option, I waited out my fall freshman semester to ensure that I could handle the workload of my classes. Once I proved to myself my GPA would be fine, I pledged in my spring semester and it was the best decision i've ever made.
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I'm sort of testing the waters right now trying to decide whether or not I want to do it. I love having a great time, networking, etc. I'm just afraid it will really dick up my GPA if I can't get a handle on it and effect my chances of Law School.
You can always drop if you can't handle it. You don't want to miss out.
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We had a player from a well established east coast Xball program that went Greek and attempted to play paintball and well... pass classes.

The practices he did attend he would play a point, and than go to the sideline and just vomit up alcohol and bile and later pass out.

Mostly everyone who goes Greek gets in trouble with the law. At first he got a simple underage drinking ticket. He later got caught with weed on campus. The icing on the cake is when his buddy was driving and he was drinking a beer underage in the car.

He ended up so much in debt to fight his charges, he couldn't afford paintball and his parents pulled the plug and he is now a college drop out.

Frats have many instances of rape, forced drinking, and homo erotic hazing.

Your best bet is to stay the **** away, and join clubs relevant to your academic interests.
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I'll see how I feel about it in the Spring. I've done a lot of reading and feel that maybe going Greek just isn't for me. As a hopeful future law student I don't think the imagining would exactly help my resume. Thanks everyone for the input.
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I'm sort of testing the waters right now trying to decide whether or not I want to do it. I love having a great time, networking, etc. I'm just afraid it will really dick up my GPA if I can't get a handle on it and effect my chances of Law School.
A lot of fraternities have study hours because at the end of the day, GPA means a lot to a fraternity. My grades suffered because the pledge educator never showed up to study hall and we just dicked around in the library. That semester I received a 1.8 where as beforehand (I pledged sophomore year), I had a 3.6. As for law school, both the ex the president and ex-vice president of my Fraternity went to prestigious law schools. If you work hard afterwards and increase your GPA, being part of a Fraternity looks really good on your application. Plus if your grades suffer now and you improve in the long run, the positive trends look good on law school applications. The ex-vice president in my fraternity also helps me study for the LSAT occasionally and I plan on going to law school in two years...just need the money for it.

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We had a player from a well established east coast Xball program that went Greek and attempted to play paintball and well... pass classes.

The practices he did attend he would play a point, and than go to the sideline and just vomit up alcohol and bile and later pass out.

Mostly everyone who goes Greek gets in trouble with the law. At first he got a simple underage drinking ticket. He later got caught with weed on campus. The icing on the cake is when his buddy was driving and he was drinking a beer underage in the car.

He ended up so much in debt to fight his charges, he couldn't afford paintball and his parents pulled the plug and he is now a college drop out.

Frats have many instances of rape, forced drinking, and homo erotic hazing.

Your best bet is to stay the **** away, and join clubs relevant to your academic interests.
Your right, fraternities do have instances of rape, but it doesn't happen as often as you would think. Plus if your known as the "rape" fraternity, girls won't go to your parties and word of instances like that spreads like wildfire across campus. Fraternities have a reputation to protect. One time, a girl claimed she got raped at one of my fraternity's parties and our executive board was not happy and we took measures to ensure **** like that won't happen again.

Most fraternities that I know of at my school don't make pledges do any gay ****.

Forced drinking is the only one that almost all fraternities do, and yes it does suck but if your at a point where your blackout beyond blackout, brothers will come in and stop the hazers.

As for getting in trouble with the law.....I can't say much about that. I personally only have received a drinking ticket but a few of my brothers have been in trouble for marijuana possession and selling.

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I'll see how I feel about it in the Spring. I've done a lot of reading and feel that maybe going Greek just isn't for me. As a hopeful future law student I don't think the imagining would exactly help my resume. Thanks everyone for the input.
Like I said before, listing fraternity on your resume looks good because it means you have social skills. But remember, there's a different fraternity for everyone. You could chose the fraternity with the highest GPA, and I guarantee you they will have many law school bound seniors that are willing to help you prepare.

I have no regrets joining a fraternity, if I need help with school work, I know exactly who to call. If I get into trouble (knock on wood), one of our alumni offers his law services for a discount. If I have any problems in life or just wanna talk to somebody, I know who to talk to.
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I'll see how I feel about it in the Spring. I've done a lot of reading and feel that maybe going Greek just isn't for me. As a hopeful future law student I don't think the imagining would exactly help my resume. Thanks everyone for the input.

Something like 60% of all Fortune 500 CEOs were greek. I'll go with it looking better on your resumé.
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I'll see how I feel about it in the Spring. I've done a lot of reading and feel that maybe going Greek just isn't for me. As a hopeful future law student I don't think the imagining would exactly help my resume. Thanks everyone for the input.
The poorly informed tend to speak louder on this subject than people that have real experience in the greek system. Pledgeship is temporary. Passing on the greek system isn't.
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The bonds you create in a Greek system is great..You have brothers who are always there for you and will help you out in rough times.

The networking is great as well, the alumni are usually a great support in helping in finding internships and jobs.On the resume it looks good because of social skills whether you talk to executives,middle class or even the youth.

To be honest it was one of the best decisions of my life and it has only started.
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