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we didn't have them where i was in school, but idk i never understood what they were really. i don't really have anything against them i guess.
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I don't even give a fuck what student government does. It's just semi-grown people playing House.
After class, I just go home and study.
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It's not for everyone but a lot of the stereotypes about them are just untrue. During rush week and while I was pledging, I honestly can tell you that I never got hazed once and I know a lot of fraternities that also don't haze. Joining one can give you a lot of opportunities and you can have a lot of fun
Posted 5/2/14
I don't understand them. Not interested in understanding them either.
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25 / F / New Jersey, USA
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I've never been in one and don't plan on doing so. Those things do not appeal to me at all.
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I don't even know what the heck they even do. Regardless, I don't care.
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25 / M / Inside Lorreen's...
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I was in one for Engineers, before I was kicked out for horrendous grades (I was kicked out of school, not the frat). As others have said, movies, and stereotypes, are generally wrong about frats, unless it is the big sport ones, they tend to be true to them. It was fun for the 2 years I was there.
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33 / M / Baltimore, MD
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xeneria wrote:

So what does fraternity and sorority mean?

Fraternity / sororities are social organizations in generally American colleges. They generally have some kind of pledge period before you can become a member after which the active members vote on who to select to join the organization. Many fraternities/sororities are interconnected across the United States and generally are named by a string of Greek letters.

On to the question at hand - I never really cared about joining a fraternity when I was in college. I had good friends who participated, but it was never really my thing. I was actively involved in a student government organization to represent those not in fraternities. So, there's that.
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I moved from my home town of 30,000 people to a University 3.5 hours away by jet plane that had 50,000 undergrads in a city with double the population of my entire state (Alaska).

I knew I wanted to be an extrovert, but it would be daunting living in an apartment alone or the dorms to meet people and make up a new friend/family group, which is what my country-ass needed to enjoy the city. I was lucky enough to make some quick friends who had plans to move into the Greek system and they showed me around the lifestyle.

I found a good group of friends who matched my personality; not your stereotypical meatheads, but some good 'bros' who are all willing to relax and smoke some herb together and contribute to the team goals of having fun. There was never the real fear of any indignity because our whole class of 26-ish would simply have up and left together if it came to the proverbial elephant walk, and what girl wants to visit with houses that do that fruity stuff anyway??

Sure there's tons of negative stereotypes associated with the Greek System; but the entire US University atmosphere is kind of like an illogical playland anyway and like anything else the time there is what you make of it. For me the greatest part was having my own little family, both within the Fraternity as a whole and within our year's pledge class, so there was always something to do and someone to do it with.
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28 / M / Pinellas Park, FL
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I never understood them. Something about being all chummy or some shit. I guess you could call them "Social Clubs" compared to the other types on campus'.

All I know is that they had booze, parties/events, and connections to every staff member on campus. So I played the "I'm interested" card without ever actually joining. Got what I needed/wanted then left them to their own when I was done.

Relatively good people but, and this should be obvious, easily manipulated.
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33 / M / Baltimore, MD
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Some fraternities/sororities are bad, others are good. It's like any collection/organization of people, you get the good and you get the bad. The problem is the bad gets all the attention. It's more interesting to the news media. It's not as exciting of a story about the dry fraternity doing community service as it is to talk about the one with the raging keggers & the flaming couches being thrown through the main window (the latter actually happened at my alma mater some 20 yrs ago)
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21 / F / Balmer, Murlin
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Posted 5/2/14
I don't have them at my university, and I've never encountered them personally. Don't even really know all that much about them, outside of pop culture references. So I don't have enough information to form an opinion.
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