To be Greek or not to be Greek?

<p>How much better or worse if Greek Life comapred to normal dorm life?</p>

<p>im an intl n dont know what exactly greek life means. anyone wanna spend a sec explaining?</p>

<p>Almost everything about Greek life is school-specific...if you tell us where you're going, someone may be able to give you advice.</p>

<p>Go Greek you wont regret it</p>

<p>Yes... go Greek if you would like to be out $300-400 per semester</p>

<p>jurily, to go greek is to join a fraternity or sorority.</p>

<p>depends on the school.</p>

<p>if you are at NYU, theres no real advantage.</p>

<p>but if you are at Washington and Lee, you should obviously rush.</p>


<p>sookunfyooz, at a lot of schools its much cheaper to live in a fraternity than dorms</p>

<p>boo frats</p>

<p>don't go greek</p>

<p>A school helps. The environment is different at every one. Some rule and others are non-existent.</p>

<p>UCLA and Berkeley</p>

<p>"Yes... go Greek if you would like to be out $300-400 per semester"</p>

<p>Go greek and pay $300 a semster, but you will save A LOT on housing and board. It is 17% cheaper to live in my fraternity than on campus, so even though you pay dues, like in any other organization, you will still spend less overall.</p>

<p>going Greek is a usually a good way to save $$ and meet a lot of people.</p>

<p>Any advice for going greek? I probably won't know anyone except for a handful of peolpe from my class this year who'll be attending my school with me. According to the greek life site for my school, you can't join until second semester of freshman year (is this common?). Should I start looking into it from the beginning, or just wait for spring rush?</p>

<p>go greek at tulane?? yes or no?</p>

<p>from my few friends who go there, I would say no</p>

I think that you should look into it the first semester so you can get an idea of the houses and the type of people that you feel the most comfortable around, then do spring rush</p>


<p>those who have had a good experience with it will say you won't regret it, and for them, going greek was probably one of the best decisions they've ever made in their college lives. but going greek isn't for everyone. </p>

<p>if you have any curiosity whatsoever about greeks, i highly suggest you go RUSH (which means to check out the different fraternities/sororities that you're interested in) and see if you like the preview or not. it doesn't hurt, it's not a binding commitment, you're encouraged to check out other houses to make sure you make the right decision, and hey, they usually have good food and fun activities. </p>

<p>if you really like the frat and they really like you, they will offer you a bid. at that time, then you can decide whether or not you want to PLEDGE. this is a process (varies in length... 1 quarter? 2 quarters? 1 semester? 1 year?!) where you have to go through many pledge activities to show your dedication to the frat. some frats haze (even if theyre not supposed to), others have strict rules against it.</p>