Life Is Better If You’re A Borderline Frat Rat


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Life Is Better If You're A Borderline Frat Rat

No matter what anyone says, going out and having a social life is a huge part of being in college. For some people, this means partying. For Greeks, this definitely means partying. Yes, getting good grades to attain your diploma so you can get an adult job and not starve on the streets is the reason you go to college but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the perks that go along with it. One of the perks when you join a sorority is being able to party with the fraternities. It’s having somewhere to go and let loose every weekend. There’s a perk within this perk, though, and it’s the variety you get. Multiple fraternities means you’re able to party with different people. Which is great, but we’d all be lying to ourselves if we didn’t say there’s that one frat we just can’t get enough of. It’s your go-to fraternity. The boys you know are always down to party with you and love you just as much as you love them.

These are the guys you call up on a Tuesday night after five hours of non-stop studying to start a beer pong tournament because why the fuck not? They’re the ones you text all night while you’re at another mixer, asking when their party is going to open up so you can go over and get shit faced. Those four dollars the other frats are asking you for, to help cover the cost of booze? These guys aren’t going to ask you for it. They’re also the ones you go get food with after you’re all thoroughly smashed and have a hankering for a quesadilla. You trust these guys. You know they’ll make sure you have a good night. There is nothing wrong with having a go-to fraternity and quite frankly, you’re going to have more amazing nights than you can count if you do.

Now, this doesn’t mean that you automatically neglect the other fraternities. The whole ‘building good Greek relations’ spiel will actually help you in the long run. Whether it’s doing fundraisers with them or making sure you have a party with each one at least once a month, a little goes a long way. Having that one fraternity, though, is more than just having a definite place to party. It’s knowing that you’ll have someone to take to formal and be able to go to theirs in return. It’s being able to get to know a group of guys and actually become friends with them. You’ve spent so much time around each other that it just feels right when you do things together. Having a go-to fraternity is like having a boyfriend, only on a much larger scale and without all of the baggage that comes with it.

The best part about this, is they feel the same way about you. They wouldn’t be hanging out with you if they didn’t like you. They want to party with you just as much as you do. That means they’re going to want to make you’re parties with them killer, guaranteeing you a good time. There is no down-side to having a go-to fraternity and you shouldn’t be ashamed of it either. If you don’t have one, I suggest finding one, you won’t regret it. And if you do have one, give them a call and tell them you want to do a case race, because who wouldn’t want to do a random case race?

WineFirst likes her wine white, chilled, and alone, although she's been known to share on rare occasions. In an attempt to not grow up, she procrastinates all things adult, such as not paying off her credit card bill and watching re-runs of Sex and the City. If you have any funny stories or new leads (or videos of kids falling down) e-mail her at:

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