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How to join a fraternity or sorority

Janelle Vreeland

How to be a part of Greek life on campus

If you want to be a complete part of campus life, then you will definitely want to join a fraternity or sorority. In case you’re not sure where you start, we’ll tell you how to join a sorority or fraternity.

First, sign up for rush week. You may want to wait and do this as a sophomore rather than as a freshman, as you will be more familiar with the campus and the individuals who are members of each house. Once you’re signed up, you’ll be invited by the houses to visit. Use this opportunity as a chance to visit all of the houses, not just the one you think you want to join. This will allow you to find out the interests of the members and their responsibilities. It will also give you an idea of what it’s like to be and live in that particular house.

Next, find out what activities they are involved in. Often, there are competitions held between houses, but they are bound to be involved with more than just that. See if they hold formals, fund raising events, coordinate volunteering or do community service. This will give you a better idea of what being a member of the sorority or fraternity will involve. And don’t be afraid to ask sorority or fraternity members about what it’s like living in the house. If it’s not appositive environment, or doesn’t gel with your personality, at least you’ll be aware of it before taking the next big step.

When it’s time for you to choose which sorority or fraternity you’d like to join, make sure to mark each of the houses you’re interested in. This will give you a better chance of being accepted. Then submit your picks to the rush board. They will be the ones to notify you if your sorority or fraternity picks have accepted you.

Once you’ve been selected by a sorority or fraternity, be sure to go to the house and see what the final steps are in becoming a member and taking the pledge. Remember, once you’re a member you’ll be involved in everything that goes on in the sorority or fraternity, so choose your house wisely!

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