D1 Sports and Frats?

<p>My husband was discussing Frats with my son and wanted him to go look at the Frat he was in during orientation. </p>

<p>Will a student who is playing a D1 sport have time to rush a Frat? </p>

<p>I don't think so but just wondering....</p>

<p>My son is a D1 athlete and there is no way he would have any time to join a frat. He's in the gym by 6:30 am most mornings, quick breakfast, class by 8 or 9am, full day in school until 2, out to field for at least 2-3 hrs of practice. Dinner, studying and homework. So where would you find the time to do anything else? </p>

<p>If you choose to play D1 athletics than it has to be your passion because of the time commitment involved.</p>

<p>I can't imagine there would be time. The team pretty much is your frat/sorority. When my daughter wasn't training, traveling, competing, or doing community service and promotional events with the team, she was eating, sleeping or in class.</p>

<p>From what I observed on my Ivy visits, it is indeed possible, but it depends on the school and on the nature of its frats.</p>

<p>drew brees was a sigma chi at purdue.... anecdotal but its possible.</p>

<p>One would likely not be able to fully give what's expected to both a D1 team and a fraternity, and the outcome would not make one a favorite among teammates, coaches and frat brothers.
If one has Drew Brees's talent, however, there could be an exception :).</p>

<p>Thanks for the responses...I didn't think it would be a good idea but Dad wanted his son to rush his Frat. I didn't want to put in my two cents until I had some backup--and now I do!!</p>

<p>I'm curious, why would a parent encourage/discourage their student's involvement with their student life on campus? Especially curious/surprised by the discouragement to a group valued by your spouse as part of their own college life experience.</p>

<p>As an athlete, being part of something larger than yourself, working alongside others towards the same goals in an organization would come naturally. Time management is a skill athletes, and Greeks alike, use to their advantage when entering the career market.</p>

<p>Would you discourage or encourage them from working toward a Phi Theta Kappa initation? Running for leadership in student govt orgs? Joining a faith group?</p>

<p>Author, I know my son....</p>

<p>I would like him to get through his first year of college; he is moving across the country to a new environment, I am sure he will find the "party" world and I know his sport will take up more than enough time, and maybe he will make time for school..but the decision us ultimately up to him ;)</p>

<p>Oh, he is 18...he knows everything, doesn't he?</p>

<p>Agree with 10scholar. Answer is: it depends. My S rows on a D1 crew team and is planning to rush a frat in the fall. It helps that they rush in the fall of Sophomore year though, not spring of freshman year!</p>

<p>LOL, SockherMom - "Hire a teenager while he still knows everything" is one of my favorite sayings.</p>

<p>"Hire a teenager while he still knows everything" is one of my favorite sayings. </p>

<p>haha</p>

<p>mine:
My Other Parents Let Me Drive Their Porsche</p>

<p>ha, some kids at my d's hs drive porches and new beamers, and they are not their parents cars:)</p>

<p>We still tell our "princesses"..</p>

<p>"When your real parents, the king and queen, arrive to take you home, you can tell them how badly we treated you."</p>

<p>Do you ever watch the show, "World's Strictest Parents"? My kids watch it and say, "They're just like you and Dad, Mom!" LOL.</p>

<p>Depends on the sport, the individual and the school. My daughter is in a sorority at a D-1 SEC school. She misses a lot and is excused from everything but has had the opportunity to meet lots of new friends.
My son has a football player in his fraternity at the same school.
Normally you'll find most athletes do not care for greek life or their members. I believe my daughter and one other girl are the only ones in a sorority in all athletics at her school and the athletes let them know they don't approve. There are a handful of guys in fraternities.</p>