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If I could encourage young men to do one thing in college, it would be to join a fraternity. Going Greek and joining a frat will make your college experience unforgettable, and it gets you more involved while boosting your grades, too. Being a part of a fraternity presents you with countless opportunities that you wouldn’t have access to otherwise. Greek life comes with so many perks, and you’ll never regret joining a frat because it can make everything about college life run more smoothly for you. If you’re worried about fitting in, don’t be, because men of all walks of life join frats and the bond you’ll share with these guys is pretty incredible. Here are 6 reasons why you need to join a fraternity in college:
1. The Brotherhood
You’ll meet your lifelong best friends in a fraternity, and you’ll have an irreplaceable support network within all of these rooted friendships. Fraternity brothers are known for being very close and forming tight knit bonds with each other. You’ll always have someone to do activities with, talk to, and you’ll always have people to trust and count on. It’s genuine relationships like these with people you can count on that make college life easier, less stressful and more fun.
2. The Swag
Joining a fraternity means that you get all of the cool Greek apparel and the awesome fraternity swag! Fraternity clothing is usually a practical mix of comfortable clothes to lounge around in, athletic apparel and brightly-colored, fun clothing. These pieces of swag end up being awesome keepsakes and momentos of your time in college.
3. Getting Involved On Campus
It looks great on your college resume to get involved on campus, and that’s exactly what fraternities help you do. You’ll volunteer, hold events for a good cause, build character, build morale and help other students. Fraternities will also encourage you to get involved in recreational activities and group organizations on campus. All of these involvements help you to become a well-rounded student, and these social situations will help you to learn a lot about yourself in the process.
4. The Parties
The parties put on by fraternities are legendary, and it’s not just about meeting girls. These parties are often super unique with cool themes, fun decor and amazing music. They’re typically timed after exams so that fraternity brothers and sorority sisters can let loose and de-stress. Think of these parties as an anticipated reward that you can look forward to after prioritizing your academics. This is important since all work and no play will negatively effect your college experience, and giving yourself a break to party revitalizes you to stay engaged with your classes.
5. Better Grades
Every fraternity has a pretty strict expectation of its members when it comes to academic standards. You will be required to maintain a certain GPA and you’ll be encouraged to study for a certain number of hours every week. You could even be kicked out of your frat if you don’t meet this academic standard, and that’s the last thing you want after seeing how legendary the parties are. Don’t worry, though. Fraternities come up with fun ways to give members an incentive to perform well academically. Everyone in your frat will be on the same page, wanting good grades to increase their opportunities after college. Your frat brothers will give you people to be accountable to. They’ll support you, study with you, and encourage you to aim higher.
6. Improve Your Social Skills
Your social skills dramatically improve from being part of a fraternity. When you’re always thrown into social situations and you’re constantly in a group setting among your brothers and among sorority sisters, you’re constantly interacting with others in a social setting. This is a great thing because it’s crucial to develop your social skills. If you don’t develop your social skills in college, your social awkwardness can negatively affect you later in life. Being a great person on paper will help to get you that job interview, but being social and likeable can help you to get the job.