Nearly all of my articles deal with what to do if you are in a fraternity. But what if you are just beginning rush? Here are some tips on how to make sure you find the right fraternity.
First, you need to narrow your list of chapters you want to visit. It is obviously easier to rush a fraternity if you have friends in the chapter or if your friends are going to rush that fraternity with you.
If that doesn’t apply to your situation, you need to do some research. The first place to go is the Greek Life office on campus. Tell them you are interested in joining a fraternity and don’t know where to start. Tell them what type of interests you have and they will point you in the right direction. Remember, they are paid to support and grow Greek Life at your school. They will definitely be able to help you. If you are too shy to go in person, send the Greek Life Director an email.
Also, be sure to look up the ranking of fraternities at your school. Every school has some type of competition that declares the Fraternity of the Year. It is always based on some combination of academics, athletics, community service and campus involvement. That is a good place to check to see if the values of a fraternity matches what you are looking for.
Finally, be sure to check out websites of the different chapters at your school. You can tell a lot about a fraternity by the pictures and articles that are posted. Also, be sure to check the values and history of each fraternity. You will find that the values of some fraternities fall closer in line to yours than others.
After all that, you will be able to make a more informed decision about where to rush. To make contact, either send an email to the recruitment chair or give them a call. Let them know you want to attend a rush event. All fraternities are looking for qualified members, and they will be sure to get you to the house and meet the brothers.
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To learn more, check out our most in-depth article on fraternity recruitment: The Complete Guide to Fraternity Recruitment.