can you lie to join a fraternity

<p>So I come from Equitorial Guinea (probably never heard of it, don't worry about it) but went to college in Argentina (my dad went there for a conference and liked it, so he forced me to go there) and there weren't American style frats back there.
My friends who went to the states for undergrad, sold me on the idea of frats.
When I came to the states last year, for grad school I did not think of joining once, because I'm in grad school. That being said, I was 21 when I came here, so I was not hanging with my grad school classmates outside class, I was hanging out with undergrads standing in line to attend a frat party, playing beer pong, ultimate frisbee and off course, soccer.</p>

<p>I still think of joining one though, I mean I can get connections, (let's just say that my country is run by fortune 400 companies), plus i get a better chance to really explore every thing about America.
I may be 22 now but I still have the shallow side i.e. sorority girls are really hot in my school.</p>

<p>As for my school work, I think I can handle that. I'm lucky that the organization my dad works for, pays my fees. So I don't have to be a TA, and I love my major (Environmental Engineering) so I do really well in school.</p>

<p>Basically I'm trying to see if I can lie that I'm a sophomore and get away with it. The payment and time commitment isn't a problem, plus you don't get many people as diverse again, speak English, French and Spanish, and lived in 4 countries.</p>

<p>Absolutely No.</p>

<p>You sound like a creeper...</p>

<p>I think it sounds like an interesting idea. Dishonest but interersting; what do you have to lose? Maybe if you are interresting enough they won't mind that you're a grad student. Certainly you are young enough to be an undergrad.</p>

<p>Like the other guy said; what do you have to lose? If you don't have moral problems with it I'd say go for it.</p>

<p>this will not work. the university would realize u are not an undergrad i would think. you might be able to join as an honorary member, i have heard of something like that before. i see whts creepy about a guy hanging out with people that are basically his age. ha this almost sounds like an idea for a crappy movie</p>

<p>There's too much in the OPost that just does not sound like a legit grad schooler.
But, for anyone else who needs to know, most frats are required to submit member info to college admin, where an interloper would be flagged. And, possibly subject to disciplinary review.</p>

<p>I don't think you can...what happens when you graduate unexpectedly? I just think that's too big of a lie to maintain. Also, the IFC has a bunch of rules regarding age/alumni status and if you break them I'm pretty sure you get kicked out.</p>

<p>Why not just keep going to the parties? Almost the same effect.</p>

<p>My dad works for OAU, Africa's version of the EU, and if you do your research you would know their workers move a lot around Africa. Why would I lie about my life on a website.</p>

<p>But I do agree, the more I think about it, there more it's not worth it.</p>

<p>Thanks for the input guys</p>

Why would I lie about my life on a website.


<p>Why wouldn't you? People lie on the web because they have anonymity, duh...</p>

<p>Here's one problem:</p>

<p>Nearly all fraternities keep track of chapter gpa (I have never heard of a school where frats do).</p>

<p>In other words, they're going to have access to your records, and the second they see that you've lied you'll be booted out.</p>

<p>thanks again for the input. But seriously though, if I wanted to lie I would have used an exotic country rather than mine.
But I see the fault in my logic, thanks for preventing for making a fool of myself during pledging, lol</p>