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(i.e. I didn't want to).
There are several of us on here...Macklin you were a Fr when I was a senior it looks like.
No...ie Pat Bateman tried to touch me
I find it funny when people say they didn't want to pay for friends when every time they did something socially on campus (join a club, sign up an intramural team, go to a party, etc) they had to pay money.
Haha goop, I didn't know you we're on here
The Order - Delta Tau - '77
Yea man. One of my best friends went Kappa Sigma as well there('87)
ATO Spring 02
"U better start fryin' them eggs a lil b it better than you been fryin 'em!"
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Delta Sigma Phi @ WCU. Pledged Fall '80. Some of the best times of my life!!!!
I didn't really know what a fraternity was when I got to college. Some guys on the dorm hall joined and they seemed to have a good time. They got beat pretty bad as part of initiaition. But they also pulled some sorority tail that was exclusively for frat bone. I had a good time in college without being in one. Hung with some guys and girls who were part of greek life, but obviously never went to the formals or get away trips. Of those I knew, some took greek life more seriously than others. Sometimes I wonder how being in one would have helped me with references in the business world. Life is pretty good though, so nothing to complain about.
Best roommate ever in the fraternity house. God bless Connie.
Question from an old guy who knows very little about fraternities other than the public behavior that many are known for - are certain college fraternities known to attract certain personality types? For example, are some more academically oriented than others? Some known more for other things? Are there politically oriented fraternities? Etc.
Also, what process allows students to get to know its college's fraternities and vice-versa? What financial commitments do members make, or does it vary from school to school or fraternity to fraternity?
Most of my good friends were, but I never rushed.
"If you were a student or professor in 1970-1972 and submitted card decks/picked up printouts, I probably waited on you at some time or another."
BA 190 for me too in '69 or '70
Not really. I picked based on family pressure as a legacy. I didn't really mesh well with them. But since I wasn't a fan of quitting I decided to finish my pledging. But since the brothers could tell I wasn't that interested, they blackballed me. I can't blame them for that. The only thing that irked me was that some of my pledge brothers told me straight up that they weren't allowed to talk to me after that. I felt it was kind of lame because I was good friends with a few of my pledge brothers and didn't see what the big deal was.
I got a bid with the fraternity I got along with really well and knew a bunch of guys in it. But I decided that I didn't want to put up with all the hazing for an entire year. They understood and I got to go to all the parties without any of the dues.
New members come through the process of rush. At USC anyone that is a full time student and meets minimum grade requirements is eligible to rush a fraternity. Most have friends or family members from a certain fraternity that gets them interested in the process. Because of this many members have similar backgrounds and interests. I tell people that go through rush that once they get in they will find a third of the members will seem like theyve been friends for life. Another third will seem like guys they can be good friends with in time and the final third will be like how did we end up in the same fraternity. Each fraternity develops its own identity at a particular school but that can vary from school to school. The KA chapter at USC might not be anything like the KA chapter at Tennessee. The closest thing to a political fraternity is the ZBT fraternity which was founded as a Jewish fraternity. I don't think you have to be Jewish to be a member today but I could be wrong. The cost varies from fraternity to fraternity and school to school. At USC KAIs around 800 per semester. A lot of tat momey goes to National for insurance and other things. Check out Kappaalphaorder.org if you want to get an idea of what KA is supposed to represent. I'm sure the other fraternities have similar sites. Anyone please feel free to correct anything that is wrong or add to help others understand. My experience was great from the people I met and the events I was able to take part in.
Me too. But if he pledged in '62 that was after 'The Prank of '61'.
Sigma Nu, pledged in 1958, active in 1959. Delta Chapter 532. Lookin' forward to alumni weekend in April if I can make it, and seeing the House I helped pay for!
Pi Kappa Alpha (Alpha Theta Chapter) Spring of '82.
West 'By God' Virginia University
Located on top of the hill (and on the edge of the hill)......aka Roger D, "We could see for miles and miles and miles..."
We used to sit on the roof and sail plates like frisbies onto the roof of the Sigma Chi house. Alcohol was involved.
Interesting thread! Thanks.
OK, carry on.
The Skulls... Class of 98. But I lost my key...
Seriously... No..... Like another poster said... Had plenty of fun, friends, and women without the frat. Nothing against it. Just not for me.
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