Should I join a fraternity as a Junior?
It's almost 2 am on a Saturday morning, I have to be up at 5 am for work, and I just realized that I am wasting my college experience. Last year as a freshman, I did nothing but read and walked around, I made zero friends, and I was not involved on campus at all. I got a 3.99 gpa, but I rarely studied. It is a little better this year socially, since I joined the debate team, am involved with a religious organization, and am a member of Phi Eta Sigma (That is really only an honors fraternity - no fun, just 45 minute meetings every four weeks.)
Now, I don't really want to read. I still don't feel the need to study hard. And I am filling my time doing what I'm doing what now. I don't make friends easily, and I made the worst decision regarding where I live this year (in a run-down single apartment two miles away from campus, forcing me to rely on a 30 minute bus ride, and where only graduate and international students live).
I haven't had a lot of fun in college yet, and the opportunity window is starting to close before I start to have real problems and real responsibilities. So I want to join a fraternity to live for just a little while in college. I just found out that the rushes and recruiting for fraternities is already over for this year. That means I would have to wait until next year to even try to join one.
But this just sounds lame: an introverted, friendless upperclassmen rushing for fraternities alongside freshmen. What would be even more lame is if I did not get into any.
Should I try to rush next year as a junior, or is this thought just pathetic and unrealistic? And how could a junior get into a fraternity without any social connections?