Joining a fraternity is an important decision to make. Joining a fraternity is a great way to develop relationships with other college students, and become active on campus. Typically it is advised that male college students “rush” (attend meetings and try to get a bid from) several fraternities. The process involves attending one or more meetings and getting to know the current brothers in the fraternity to see if they seem like a good fit for that particular fraternity. It is very important for students to read between the lines at these rush meetings, see what group of guys you would like to hang out with on the weekends. A student should join a fraternity that seems to be the best fit and has members with similar likes and goals.
College students should find out what the fraternity dues are, and what they include so they can budget money for the semester. Yes fraternities cost money, and no you are not buying friends. The money you spend in dues will be nothing compared to how it will change your life for the better (if you choose the right one). The good thing is, once you pay fraternity dues you are typically covered for all parties and events for most of the year.
Some fraternities own their own houses at big schools and have live in chefs. This is great on big campuses where you can go down stairs and get a meal instead of walking across campus to the dining hall.