Being a member of a fraternity shines light down paths you may have thought you would never encounter! Joining a fraternity can be the first step to your successful future. Because of the responsibility and leadership to be gained, your characteristics and abilities are enhanced... those which you will possess for a lifetime! The following will give you some added insight and reasons why you should join a fraternity:
- - 76% of the U.S. Representatives are Greek
- - 85% of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910 have been Greek
- - 71% of all men listed in "Who's Who in America" are Greek
- - All but two Presidents since 1825 have been fraternity men
Reasons to Rush
Still not convinced? We asked the brothers of the Zeta Upsilon Chapter there top reasons for Rushing, and they gave us 7 reasons:
- It's a great way to meet new people.
- It gets you involved.
- The social scene.
- A great support system.
- Help with school.
1. It's a great way to meet new people.
Many of the brothers came to college not knowing a single person attending ASU. Rushing a fraternity is the easiest way to meet a quality group of good friends on your first day. College can be overwhelming with new names, faces and experiences. Often times we make friends in a class only to never see them again when the semester ends and the classes we had in common end. When you join a fraternity, it will be easy for you to find your friend group, get involved and have a great year.
2. It gets you involved.
Fraternities have duties, codes and morals that they have to uphold. As Sigma Nu's, we pride ourselves on living up to our duties in and out of the classroom. Each fraternity has a yearly philanthropy, or a community service event where they get all of Greek life to attend. Being a part of a Greek system gets you involved in the community by participating in groups on campus that have nothing to do with Greek life, they require to have a certain number of community service hours each semester which is great because you get to help those in your community and at the community at larger.
3. The social scene.
When you join a fraternity, you're joining a diverse group of friends with interests all over the place. You'll always be able to find someone to grab lunch with, go on a roadtrip with, or get studying done in the library with. In addition, there are regularly scheduled philanthropy events where fraternities pair up with sororities and go out into the community to do service.
We all go to college is to get a degree. One of the best resources a fraternity has is their alumni. Every year, thousands and thousands and thousands of Greek members in every single fraternity nationwide graduate college, get jobs and even run their own business. The Zeta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Nu has 1500 alumni, including Derrick Hall, the CEO of the Diamondbacks, Neil Giuliano, the 4 time mayor of Tempe, and more. With numbers and emails so accessible to alumni that can help you build your resume, get internships, help you out in school and even get you jobs, Networking is the number one reason why you should rush a fraternity.
Brothers aren't just friends. Their family. Joining a fraternity means you are joining another family. They will be there for support, guidance, and motivation. They will be there to ask the most out of you, and they will never let you sit on your morals. They pride themselves in tradition, a certain specific set or morals, values and beliefs which help mold you into a better man every single day.
6. A great support system.
A fraternity is a home away from home, a second family. When you join a fraternity you will meet guys that will be in your wedding, guys that will get to know your family and will be in your life forever. They are people that will have your back through thick or thin, they are guys that will be there for you no matter what.
7. Help with school.
Being away from home for the first time and without the pressure of parents, many students see their grades slip or begin skipping class. Being a part of a fraternity you have to hold a certain GPA, you have to have a certain number of study hours to keep your grades. The Zeta Upsilon chapter of Sigma Nu requires all new members to have a minimum 3.0 GPA for initiation, and has strict requirements for all active brothers. Having brothers that hold you accountable is all you need when you are in college.