Choosing to rush a fraternity last semester was one of the best decisions I have ever made. However, I didn’t always want to rush or pledge a fraternity. My original thoughts were that Greek life might not be for me. Going into college and my fall semester, I was reluctant because of the stereotypical stories you hear about fraternities as well as the recent tragedies that have been all over the news.
Sorority and fraternity rush are different from each other in the Fall but inherently separated in the Spring. Although Fall rush is more common and popular amongst incoming freshman, Spring rush is nonexistent for sororities and much smaller for fraternities. If I were rushing a sorority, I would strongly recommend Fall rush because the atmosphere that surrounds this time is lost come spring time.
Social media has changed the game in getting to know someone. Your online personality can say just as much about you as your real-life personality. When you decide to join a sorority, your potential sorority sisters may use social media to match you with girls to talk to during formal recruitment based on your interests, or even to see if you’re a good fit for the chapter. For this reason, you should put your best online foot forward. Use this summer to cultivate your online personality, and by fall, you should look like the sister everyone wants to have.
When I thought of Greek life as high school senior, my mind always ventured to the stereotypes; pastel colored shorts, matching Polo’s, and of course, Animal House. Honestly I was completely turned off to the idea of rushing a frat, yet here I am, a freshman on the Administrative Board for the USF’s Delta Tau Delta.
We know that Greek life is not for everyone so one of our FSU on-campus specialist, Alexis Diaz covers the pros and cons of joining a sorority or fraternity.