During the first semester of your freshman year, you will get a lot of pressure to join a fraternity or sorority. This is a major decision that you’ll have to make. Here are some pros and cons about joining a fraternity or sorority.
- You will have a group of close friends who will represent most of the campus.
- You will have an opportunity to become an organizational leader.
- You will be a part of a network of alumni who can help you in your career.
- You will have access to a campus organization for getting involved in campus activities.
- A fraternity or sorority can add to your costs of college.
- A fraternity or sorority can take up a lot of time.
- It may be tough to find fraternity or sorority members to work with on assignments in your major.
There are some general guidelines that might be useful in your decision to join a fraternity or sorority.
- Be very careful about joining a fraternity or sorority in your first semester of college. You may not be ready for the demands of membership when you are struggling with the transition to college.
- Friends from your major will be critical to your success in college. It may be tough maintaining two sets of friends.
- There may be pressure to live in a fraternity or sorority house when you would be better off rooming with friends from your major.
Finally there is the issue of whether you are the type of person who can fit into a fraternity or sorority. This is a decision for you to make – not your parents or friends..