reality its like a club. I'm in one and I enjoy it a lot. There are a lot of benefits joining a fraternity
1. networking, its a great tool to help you progress your career and will be constantly meeting new people
2. i dont understand how socializing is negative over here, we have socials with other sororities about every week (and they are non alcohol functions majority of the time, so no we dont roofie them as you think) we also join up with other fraternities and do philanthropy work.
3. a lot of leadership positions can be held. It looks great on your resume
4. i've met some of the coolest people i would have ultimately never have known if it werent for joining my fraternity.
people think that joining a fraternity is like paying for your friends. Its really not, its just like joining any other club that you have to pay for dues. All the things you will be doing is not free. If your not social before, your not going to be social then.
now if i had the chance to do it all again would i? definitely, but maybe a different fraternity just to have different experiences (i like trying new things)
its a wide notion over here that all fraternity people do is party and drink. Reality, greek life does a lot more volunteer/charity work than the average person, and they are required to do a certain amount of hours of volunteer work and maintain a gpa.
Personally, fraternity life helped me realize that there are things outside of just myself to get good grades and make money, I think it made me a better person because of it