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Any frat boys in here? I never understood those in school. What’s the deal with them?
i was a founding member of the chapter at my school so i never had to do any of the “rushing/pledging stuff”
it’s just an extra excuse to drink and party any day of the week
Always seemed like an excuse for those who needed to belong to something.
Not sure you really need any other excuse to drink on weekdays during college other than….college.
I am detecting some butt-hurt for not belonging in this thread.
Where I grew up we don’t have these things, but it sounds pretty awesome for a college kid: heavy drinking and partying, having a lasting bond with your fellow frat boys, being part of the alpha-male crew that has a pass @ banging horny college chicks, etc.
“Soros was known as the only private citizen to have his own foreign policy”
I was in a fraternity at Nerd University. The Greek life experience varies by which organization you join and in which school. Often, they are just a way for people to form social groups of people with similar personalities and interests. Sure, if you don’t join a Greek organization, you will probably make friends with similar personalities and interests anyway anyway. However, I found that fraternities expedite this process and give you a larger social group in the end. Fraternities also organize alumni events, and this provides a reason to meet people you knew in college regularly after graduating.
The partying/alpha-male crew/banging horny college chicks is a bit exaggerated, in my opinion. If you are a hung jock who likes to party all the time, you are going to do that stuff with or without a fraternity.
“I’m a CPA! I got money b***h!”
Yep, good times…good times.
What goes on behind closed doors in the inner sanctum?
Soooo much butt-hurt.
My experience mirrored ohai’s. Fun times. Fun, fun times. I went to a school where 50% of the school never left their dorms or the library, 40% went greek, and the other 10% were more or less welcome at any greek event. There were rivalries, but never any hostility and I spent plenty of nights at other houses or out with people when I wasn’t a member of their frat.
Behind closed doors? HSCBs, brah. (hot, semi-classy babes) And secret handshakes. And levels of debauchary I can’t even describe. Man, I can’t believe some of those guys are doctors now.
Fun, fun, times, but everyone enjoys college.
Yeah, the whole party thing happens with or without the frat. I’ve got a couple friends who were in frats while we were at school and there was very little difference, except that he got sucked into doing all these volunteer events and whatever. Towards the end of my degree I started to wonder if it would have been a good idea to join a frat though for networking opportunities alone… Has anybody here had luck using frat connections to get jobs?
Haha does sound like some butt hurt going on here.
I was in a house for two years. It’s not really my scene but it beat the alternative, which was living in the dorms, for about the same cost. There are definitely some huge tools that rush, but for the most part people seemed pretty normal and down to earth in most of the houses. Okay, who am I kidding, it was f–king insane and filled with poor decision making.
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A couple things I learned from Greek life…
About networking - it is important. If you’re good or generally well liked, you can take a lot of those connections into the real world.
About girls - two lines that never seem to get old, aka timeless classics:
- “Oh, I’m not like any of those other guys…”
- “Yeah, I know you’re a classy girl and you don’t normally do this. Neither do I….”
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Frat boys = bunch of queers looking for an excuse to Elephant walk (see urban dictionary definition)
(actaully, I dont really have much of an opinion… just kinda bored at work so I figured I’d stir the pot)
Frats at my nerd school weren’t that big, but in retrospect does seem like it woudl have been a lot of fun…
Cities teem with evil and decay, let’s give it a good shake and see what falls out!!
I have to admit, I kinda disdain the whole Greek thing. But plenty of people are into it, so I guess it’s all just personal preference.
I was more into the punk band / music scene in college and did a lot of rock climbing. It woulda been weird in those groups to be seen as part of a frat, but I guess they were sort of fratty in their own way. So who knows.
I used to smoke pot and go to class.
Sneak in ten minutes late with a bullsh*t excuse.
Slink down low at my desk.
Pray to god nobody asked me any questions.
I was the best teacher ever.
There are cliques and cults of all kinds in college…one main difference between fraternity life and the other stuff is that as a brother, you get to wear a polyester jacket embroidered with your Greek letters. Also, there are always occasions to hold mixers with the sororities, and some sororities definitely appear to pre-screen their pledges and sisters based on who’s bangin’ hot. At my school, the hottest chicks were the Thetas and Kappas, and I would never miss a chance to party with those ladies.
I did some of the rush thing, but was probably more interested in some other cliques. Me and some brahs founded the first school snowboard team, so that took up a good portion of the year. We got a beer company as one of our sponsors, so trips and competitions partying was pretty much free. My gf isa GPB sorority girl.
I actually used to hang out at some of the grad school frats a good amount, they had the best parties. Tons of talent at dental frat parties; those guys knew how to throw down.
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I was in a frat at a small liberal arts school. If I hadn’t been in greek life, I wouldn’t have had a life. Most people in the school were bookworms whose idea of a kickin Friday night was going to a dinner and a movie as a group.
We had parties any day of the week, bigger social circles then people who weren’t greek, and BSed 1 day of community service per semester. Impressively we also had a higher average GPA then the whole school average. Being greek also taught me more about priorities and time management then high school or the rest of college did. Gotta get that homework done before that Wednesday night mixer!
So much of the experience is school dependent, and for me it was one of the best part of my college experience, but other people may have a different view.
Is this real life? Aren’t you in your 40s and black? Why would you make a thread about frats? You make your own destiny my friend. Christ I use to go to Brown U frat parties because my school didn’t have them and my roommmate’s friend went there. I can tell you honestly they are fun but I haven’t thought about them since. Not something I am thinking about 20 years later.
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I was at an alumni event this past week. Guys at my table were going on and in about them. I’d axe them more and they’d say, ”can’t tell you, it’s a secret.” I was to busy playing basketball to ever give Greek life consideration.
do girls in US colleges have greek lives too? the sisterhood maybe?
You must be the square root of two cause i feel irrational around you
Frats aren’t as popular where I grew up, I always thought it was kind of geeky to join a vrew to het friends but they did have some decent parties.
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