10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Join a Fraternity
by Reggie Paquette · 0 comments
If you are not in a fraternity, but are reading this page, chances are you’re considering joining one. While I am an advocate of fraternities, I’m also here to help you make sure joining one is right for you.
It wouldn’t be fair if all I talked about was how great they are without pointing out the negatives.
So here are 10 reasons why you should not join a fraternity.
1. It might become a top priority in your life, even over family and friends
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The time commitment is similar to that of taking another class or a 10hr/week part time job.
4. It can ruin relationships
If you already live a busy life, you will become even busier when you are in a fraternity and especially during pledging. Spending a lot of time with your brothers is a great thing, but it can take time away from a girlfriend, boyfriend, or great friendships.
I have seen many relationships break off during pledging, but I have also seen good ones get through it. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but it is definitely something to consider.
5. You might gain weight
Basically, we like to have a good time. This means we like to go out to eat and drink a lot together. No matter how much you want to resist, you will order that second beer and you will order that burger with fries. Don’t worry too much, because you will most likely have some brothers in your chapter that you can go to the gym with.
This is especially true during pledging when you are so busy, you only have time for fast food and no time left for the gym.
6. You can spend a lot of money going out
This one doesn’t require much explanation. You will tend to spend more on going out to eat and on drinks once you join a fraternity. With bad money management habits, this can be rough.
7. You have to pay dues
There is a financial obligation to joining a fraternity. Your dues have to be paid every semester; however, most chapters usually have an alternative payment plan that can be set up.
When you go to recruiting events for the fraternity you are...