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Should I join a fraternity ?

I'm not sure what it's about or even what frats do #freshman #lost #college #fraternity #greek-life

Thank you comment icon It depends on who you are as a person, and what type of people are in the frat. Not all frats and sororities are weird and horrible, but some are, and hazing is a real thing for new pledges. If you're going to college for the social aspect, sure go ahead. If you're going to get an education, you should consider just making some friends and studying in order to reach your goals. Chloe

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Alekxis’s Answer

Greek life is so much more than the social aspect many originally join for. Fraternities/Sororities give you great leadership and mentorship opportunities that strengthen valuable life skills and build a network you will carry with you through your life. Like anything else in life, you will get out of it what you put into it. If you are dedicated to bettering yourself and your chapter than joining Greek life can be an amazing journey.
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!
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Paul’s Answer

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.

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Safwan’s Answer

Hi Abraham! I would definitely recommend exploring what fraternities are available on your campus. There are different fraternities with different values. If you're not too into the party and drinking culture of most frats then maybe a work/service frat would be better for you. Frats are fun way to meet people and take part in activities, just make sure that the experience you get is the one you want.
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Herman’s Answer

Hi Abraham,

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.

Best regards,
Herman
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Blake’s Answer

Hey Abraham,

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.

Thanks,
Blake
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