Should I join a fraternity ?
I'm not sure what it's about or even what frats do #freshman #lost #college #fraternity #greek-life
If you are good at prioritizing your time (i.e. studying vs. having fun) and can afford to join a fraternity then I would say yes. They will help you build connections for the rest of your life. Hope this helps.
If you have the time and money, joining a fraternity could be a good experience. It's a very good way to make friends and be a part of a community. It's basically a club. If you play a sport, or are already part of a club, then a fraternity may not have as much value.
Joining a fraternity is an excellent way to make friends and associate with like minded people. But I think the real value comes from the networking opportunities that will be available to you upon graduation. Once you become a member you are part of a global organization that can be used as a resource to introduce yourself to people who are well established in their careers. Think of it as a way to "break the ice" when you want to be introduced to someone who may help you land your first job.
A fraternity is basically a club. While there may be a lot of fraternities on campus with different values, themes, etc. the common things they all tend to share is their social aspect and community service. If you do decide to join one try to be active and volunteer for a lot of community service and hold a leadership position. It will look good on your resume.
It is also proven that in general, members of Greek life have higher GPA's, graduation rates, and a higher likelihood of having a job lined up at graduation. If you decide against Greek life I would still recommend finding other ways to get involved on campus, whether that be through other clubs, volunteer organizations or even intermural sports! Getting involved outside of your classes provides you with a broader network, leadership opportunities and makes you feel more connected to the school as a whole!