Originally Posted by FreakyStyley
cool sounds good.
Can anyone give me some info on the rush festivities?
What are the steps to getting into a fraternity?
Also like I have said I dont live in the city that Im going to be transferring to right now, how would I go about getting into a house, or are they all full normally?
Do lots of brothers live outside of the house?
Rush festivities differ from university to university, but I think you can imagine what it entails: alcohol, girls, alcohol, repeat.
As far as living in the house goes, this can differ from frat to frat. More often than not, the house is located in a prime location near campus, has better amenities than any apartment can offer at a comparable price, and cheaper rent than would be normal for the location. For this reason, the house rooms are usually reserved for the upperclassmen. At the end of each year, the frat votes who gets to live in the house.
And for the aforementioned reasons, plenty of Greeks live outside of the house. You can usually find that the apartments/condos nearby are chock full of Greeks, and they can make a whole Greek community unto themselves.
Really, the most important thing is to have fun, be smart, and make sure your personality jives with the other bros. Yes, there's a lot of drinking and drugs, but that's nothing new. It's up to you to decide whether or not that shit'll fuck up your academic life. From my observations, most Greeks mature enough to handle their shit by the time junior year rolls around.
I should add that I never joined a frat, but the vast majority of my friends/roommates were in various frats during college (I went to UT). Not a bad way to free ride off some of the benefits of a Greek and get some phone numbers
Chi-o, chi-o, it's off to bed we go. . .