I have to STRONGLY disagree with the above poster (zipzip). I think that is a very extreme and rather insensitive opinion about fraternities (though one you're entitled to.) I won't deny that fraternities do have a strong social life in terms of parties and formals, but they're not all about partying. There are TONS of people who aren't in fraternities who party just as hard. Fraternities (and sororities) are governed by on-campus and national councils and have to follow their rules, one of which is keeping a GPA above academic probation level (generally a 2.0). Fraternities and sororities also do a lot of philanthropy work, fundraising and donating money to various charities, hospitals, and organizations like the Miracle Children's Network, Project Literacy, Relay for Life, etc. Going Greek is a great way to socialize and make friends. It also provides a strong network with alumni (a lot of famous presidents, doctors, actors, politicians, and businessmen have gone greek!) Furthermore, I know plenty of guys who were in fraternities and are happily married and have families, so don't think that women don't like men who have been in fraternities.