Losing Connections with Friends??

<p>** I know this is the parents fourm, but I was hoping I can get some advice from people who've gone through colleg***</p>

<p>I'm a freshman at a pretty large sized city school, and I got lucky to be paired up with a pretty awesome roommate. We may not have a lot in common, but we definitely work well together, which is the main reason why we decided to room together next year, along with my other friend. (and because my lottery number is great). This semester, my roommate decided to rush a frat, so he hasn't been around all that much, and I've been left to hang out with my other friend and the rest of my social circle. The other day, my friend (the one who I've been hanging out with) and I were talking about frats, when he told me that he was considering rushing next semester (the same frat my current roommate is in). Seeing how I went to an all guys high school, I've never gotten the urge to join a frat, and I feel that things will be a whole lot different next year once both of my friends will be fratting it up, leaving me to be the "outcast". I haven't really been one to party at frats (I like house partys more), so I'm worried about how next year will turn out, since I won't really have that many guy friends to hang out with. (I didnt really relate to the guys on my floor this year, so I didnt get the chance to make as many guy friends as I wanted). What should i do?</p>

<p>If I were you, I'd consider rushing. Consider, look into it, meet some of the guys in the house. Not because you'd be left alone if you didn't, but you have a really good friend in the house now, and another friend that's thinking of that frat. Maybe you'd like the other guys too ... just a parental thought.</p>

<p>Why not try joining a few clubs. Working on a project at a club is a great way to meet new people.
Or you could meet more people by forming study groups for some of your classes. Yes, it will take effort on your part, but friendships do require some effort.</p>