Rush a Frat After SA Recruiting

So I'm a rising junior at a big state school who signed an IB SA23 at a BB already. During the past two years I've been way too much focused on school and recruiting that didn't expand my social circle much ,and I felt like I was missing out the typical college experience. Some of my friends in frats suggested me rush when the school comes around. So dear WSO community, would it be weird if I rush a frat as a junior? You guys' thoughts are appreciated

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 25, 2022 - 5:10pm

We live in a world where prospects care about what wso thinks about their social lives. This has got to be one of the dumbest questions to come out of this forum.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jul 25, 2022 - 5:16pm

Just asking here bc I thought ppl here would offer a perspective. Idk why you think it that way lmao

  • Analyst 1 in RE - Comm
Jul 25, 2022 - 5:25pm

I was in a frat at a SEC school that has solid greek life. There will 100% be house(s) that will bid you.

I would say go for it but target houses that are small/ mid sized and keep in mind that you will spend a majority of time with freshmen.

Jul 25, 2022 - 5:38pm
sillybanana02, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not sure where you go, but if it's a big state school, it is going to be practically impossible to get a bid as a Junior. Some frats take juniors but they are usually the ones that are less known, have worse mixers (parties), and more weird dudes than normal. A friend in my pledge class told the fraternity he was a sophomore until he got a bid and then a few months later, after initiation, he told everyone he was really a Junior. Might seem like a loser move but once you're in and cool with everyone no one cares. Message me if you have any other questions as I went through the whole process last year as a Sophomore at a huge greek life school.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jul 25, 2022 - 5:57pm

That's what I was thinking. All the frats I know barely take juniors. And I go to a school in Midwest, think UofM, OSU, MSU, Wisc.

  • Manager in CorpStrat
Jul 25, 2022 - 5:54pm

I think it'd be a silly move. You have 4 semesters left at uni and you're either over 21 or about to be. Spending one of those semesters as somebody's bitch and wasting thousands of dollars, all to attend a couple formals just isn't worth it. Once you're old enough to get into the bars, all else is equal. 

  • Director in IB - Gen
Jul 25, 2022 - 7:05pm

Not worth it. Spend your money / time traveling instead or just going out with your friends. For what it's worth, fraternities don't really matter in the real world - unless you are in something incredibly exclusive like Skull & Bones.

Jul 27, 2022 - 10:55am
Flying investor, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I was in a similar situation, didn't have too many friends first two years of college due to a similar mindset. After getting BB IB internship i pledged as a junior and it was one of the best decisions I made in college.

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  • Intern in S&T - FI
Jul 27, 2022 - 5:24pm

Not rlly worth pledging at that point Imo and your pc will be significantly younger. If you do rush, DO NOT go for the top house, just go for a house that still is social but has the least hazing/ Bs and doesn't rlly dominate your life but is still fun in the side.

Jul 27, 2022 - 6:05pm
stonkresearcher, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Once I got my SA offer I pledged a fraternity. I think it was a good move because it allows you to have another avenue to enjoy the rest of your years in college. I would do it again.

Jul 28, 2022 - 9:33am
mountainerrblood, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Like other users said, you'll be around people that are younger than you. Most of the "networks" of alumni and whatnot aren't connected to the field in which your going. The fraternity life is a easy path to getting off track and prioritizing instant gratification. It's a good way to meet girls and find an endless supply of drugs/alcohol; but that's prob not what you need right now. I'm an alumni of a fraternity and I would say the experience didn't benefit me too much. 

Jul 28, 2022 - 4:54pm
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