So I went into college saying that I would wait until Spring rush or even until my sophomore year to check out the fraternities. Little did I know that there would be rush events starting the first night I got there. I go to the University of Alabama and Greek life is huuuuuge. All of my roommates rushed too and we all have bids. I have a week to decide whether I accept or decline my bid. I am unsure for a few reasons. 1.) I don't want to choose the wrong frat because it is the first one I got a bid from and the only one that I really looked in to. 2.) it is 1300 dollars per semester which is a lot to me but small compared to some of the 3500 dollar frats on campus. 3.) I don't want it to effect my grades and cause me to lose my scholarship. A lot of the brothers are majoring in Engineering like myself so I'm sure that they take school seriously and don't just party party party.
The main reason that I want to join is because I don't know anybody and haven't made any real friends yet. Most of the guys who I talk to have joined a frat and are always busy with events while I'm sitting in my dorm room bored out of my mind. It's been a week into classes and still no luck with meeting anyone new. I am seeking the kind of friendship that I had at my small high school. We preached "Brotherhood" and I would do anything for those guys. Now I am in a whole new place and I just want those same kind of bonds that I had from my old friends. Is joining a frat the answer?