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Old 09-18-2002, 09:26 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever been in one?

I'm rushing Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service frat.
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Old 09-18-2002, 10:20 AM   #2
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I was a Kappa Delta for three years. Loved it at first great comraderie, fun parties, lolunteering opportunities, help with school, etc. Then they started charging me for missing rush practices ( I was headlining the college's major musical). Somehow, they thought that although I could memorize and sing lead in 24 out of 30 musical numbers but I couldn't learn the part of Lola the Rushee. After two years of arguing fees, I deactivated. If you find a group you click with- go for it. It's a great way to meet people and do good work.
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Old 09-18-2002, 10:36 AM   #3
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Yep, I am a member of Alpha Sigma Phi. Although I graduated a few years ago, I still volunteer for my national headquarters (I actually worked for them for a year), and a large majority of my friends are guys I have met through the fraternity.

Definately worth it. Service fraternities and sororities have a bit more focus that general greek organizations, which I think is a good think for the most part. However, make sure they include both work and play (and I don't define play as the stupid behavior displayed by many of my fellow greeks).
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i'm not cool enough to be greek.
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My school didn't have them.
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greek is HUGE here

it's rush week here in south dakota too. my roommate is going out for it, but it's not really my style, so i'm not. but if that's what you want, then go for it!

and good luck on getting a good bid!
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G.D.I for me

Oh and my brothers were in frats. Sigma Phi Epsilon and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
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My roommate is rushing. I hope she moves into the house next semester, cause I have the bitch.

I am not rushing. I got no $$$
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Well...it's not really a fraternity or sorority, but I'm a member of Phi Theta Kappa (the national honor society for 2-year schools).

When I was at a different school, I was friends with a lot of frat guys and a few sorority girls...they were a blast!
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Oh. My current honey was a Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) and continues to be the Alumni Advisor for the chapter at our alma mater. It's been 15 years and he's not sick of frat life. I have to snicker at him for that. However, if he hadn't have come to Palm Springs for the International Pike Convention, I wouldn't be falling in love right now.
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My school didn't have them. I understand almost nothing about them.
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The Greek system is HUGE at my school, and I would never in a million years join a sorority!!! (The service and honors frats are fine, though! ) Anyway, I have a friend who used to be in Alpha Phi here, and she has tons of horror stories. My school's system seems to be way worse than most others. I have a very good friend in Sigma Kappa at a different school, and she's having a great time. It really depends on a school, I guess. But man oh man, some of the frats and sororities here are really horrible- the tales I could tell! (And I've heard all them from people who either were in the system or used to be, so they're true.)
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I was in a frat - it was the best time of my life.
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I was in a sorority, but I went to a really small college...I think the greek system is vastly different at a small school, as opposed to a big university. A huge percentage of the school was greek, mainly because it was one of the only things to do, not living in a big college town or anything. Anyway, whether you go to a big school or a small one, I think it can be a good for sure. Just try to meet the people in the different organizations, and don't be afraid to quit if it's not what you are looking for. I also think the service one would be good.
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Translate please: what does 'rushing' mean? (WE don't have sororities)
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