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    Help choosing a fraternity

    Im starting at ISU this fall and need some help choosing a fraternity. In all honesty Im wonder which one has the most fun, throws the best partys, and has the best group of guys to meet and be friends with. I know that there are many reasons to join a frat such as academics, by major, charity work, future buisness connections ect. All fraternitys will have these advantages, so if I could get help with my question on the social aspected of which to choose that would be great! Thank you everyone in advance.



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    Re: Help choosing a fraternity

    my best advice.... dont join one and make friends and connections yourself.

    Im a senior and i may not have as MANY connections but I can tell you I still have some of the best friends of my life and i think it was because i WASNT in a frat

    In the case u are committed on finding a house... I have a ton of friends in pi kapps and also sigma pi but choice is ultimately going to be yours i suppose



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    if you are a top, tke. if you are a bottom, beta. adelante, if you have a pretend girl friend. if you like to go hoggin, farm house.




    Quote Originally Posted by new2011 View Post
    Im starting at ISU this fall and need some help choosing a fraternity. In all honesty Im wonder which one has the most fun, throws the best partys, and has the best group of guys to meet and be friends with. I know that there are many reasons to join a frat such as academics, by major, charity work, future buisness connections ect. All fraternitys will have these advantages, so if I could get help with my question on the social aspected of which to choose that would be great! Thank you everyone in advance.


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    Re: Help choosing a fraternity

    Quote Originally Posted by new2011 View Post
    Im starting at ISU this fall and need some help choosing a fraternity. In all honesty Im wonder which one has the most fun, throws the best partys, and has the best group of guys to meet and be friends with. I know that there are many reasons to join a frat such as academics, by major, charity work, future buisness connections ect. All fraternitys will have these advantages, so if I could get help with my question on the social aspected of which to choose that would be great! Thank you everyone in advance.
    Have you gone on any of the recruitment functions (do they still allow that during the summer)? If not, I believe they do a recruitment week in the fall & maybe in the spring, too. That would have been one very good way to gauge the social aspect of various fraternities as well as seeing how 'tight' the brothers actually are. Of course, there will be smaller groups of guys that are closer than the whole house but, in reality, most houses are going to have a fairly active social calendar (barring they aren't on probation).

    Basically, find a group of guys you are comfortable with, feel you can trust what they say and are willing to allow you not rush into signing with them until you've weighed your options.

    You should also talk to people, especially girls, from your hometown who go to ISU and get their take on it. It will certainly help if they're in the Greek system, too, if only as a fairer assessment of potential houses.

    You'll find 2/3rd's of the fraternities are very similar, have the same type of guys & throw parties which are fairly equal, for the most part. Seriously, look at as many houses as possible, meet as many of the guys (not just the rush chairs & president), ask about mandatory requirements of new guys/pledges and don't be afraid to join different houses for dinner. You can tell more about a group of guys during the day, when they're sober than you can when everyone is getting ripped at a party.

    Having said that, I was a Sig Ep (VP of Recruitment for two years) & still have many friends I keep in touch with or hang out with (been out a decade) in Sigma Chi & Beta, as well as a few guys from TKE, PiKaps, PhiDelt, Lamba Chi, PiPhi (for guys) & Delts. You'll find, through activities like Homecoming, VEISHEA, Greek Week, etc, as well as serving on committees, you will have a very solid foundation of very good friends and future contacts.

    Good Luck & feel free to PM me w/any other questions.



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    Re: Help choosing a fraternity

    i will be a juniot this year and i joined Pi Kappa Phi during my freshman year.. best decision of my college life. Lots of people here will degrade the greek system and ISU and say that its just paying to make friends but thats not true at all. I lived in friley my freshman year, and when i moved in house my sophomore year it was actually cheaper even after house dues, etc. The parties are awesome, but there is also tons of really fun events with the sororities and cool competitions all across greekland.

    PM me if you really are interested in Pi Kapps and let me know what guys you already know from our house!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneman003 View Post
    i will be a juniot this year and i joined Pi Kappa Phi during my freshman year.. best decision of my college life. Lots of people here will degrade the greek system and ISU and say that its just paying to make friends but thats not true at all. I lived in friley my freshman year, and when i moved in house my sophomore year it was actually cheaper even after house dues, etc. The parties are awesome, but there is also tons of really fun events with the sororities and cool competitions all across greekland.

    PM me if you really are interested in Pi Kapps and let me know what guys you already know from our house!
    I agree with you; I'm a Pi Kapp alum and wouldn't have done it any other way. Being out of school for 10 years now, I have utilized a lot of the contacts I established in the greek system, something you often don't get by living in the dorms.



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    Don't join one...nuff said



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    Don't join one...nuff said
    How thought provoking...



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    How thought provoking...
    This decision doesn't require much thought



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    Here come the anti-greek system posters... never surprising.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cloneteach View Post
    How dare there be differing opinions on a message board
    There's opinions, and then there's trying to give advice on something you've never experienced.



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