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10 Things Fraternities Look for in Rushees

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It’s that time of year again, so here is a must-read list of 10 things fraternities look for in rushees!

You’ve just arrived at college, and you want to meet as many cool people as possible. Those cool people include beautiful girls, too. Or guys, if that’s what you’re into. But we are swerving off the topic. Being a part of a fraternity is the best possible way to find support for studying and partying. Admit it; you’ve been waiting your whole life to leave home, parents and that nosy neighborhood (especially that old neighbor who must’ve been a spy in her previous life). And finally, there you are! Right on campus, and everyone is buzzing around with activity. It’s rush week again.

Rush week is a time of year when fraternities are trying to advertise themselves and get as most new members as possible. On the other side, there are eager freshmen ready to adopt the Greek lifestyle. Exactly, what happens during rush week? Fraternities are throwing all kinds of parties and social gatherings, and young aspiring rushees go round the campus and inquire about the fraternities. The excitement is mutual. Fraternities are also paying close attention to the possible candidates, so if you don’t want to mess it up, we have excellent fraternity rush tips that will help you be a success.

10 Things Fraternities Look for in Rushees

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Have you already chosen yours? Check if it’s on our list of biggest fraternities and sororities in the US to get some additional details. They like it if you already know some good things about their organization. Everyone loves to be flattered (but be careful, there’s a fine line between flattering and sucking up). Furthermore, these are the easiest fraternities to get into.

Even though this may all seem pretty hilarious and trivial to some people, we are well aware our readers may feel rather anxious about the whole process, and for the right reason. For the majority of students, belonging to a fraternity or sorority becomes a major part of their college identity. And it’s not all about the parties either. Everyone has heard of famous leaders who were once belonged to a Greek house. George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Kennedy have all been fraternity members. Imagine having the most powerful man in the world as your college buddy. “Hey, man, how’s it going? OK, Mrs and I will be at your place (the White House) around 8. Can’t stay too long, I got some meeting in the morning.” Or maybe you can be late for work, because, after all, your fraternity bro is the president. Top that.

How to get a bid from a fraternity, and what happens after you get a bid is what you’ve been wondering for quite some time and fear not, we are here to help you out. The research was long and thorough. We consulted the very experts in the field, analyzed fraternity recruitment tips, questions to ask during fraternity rush and questions you might be asked. Basically, we saved a great deal of your time by searching through The Odyssey Online, Study Breaks, the inevitable Total Frat Move, Fresh U and ToBeAlpha. You already should know your strengths and weaknesses, so the tips are given in no particular order. Every freshman is an individual, and some traits you already possess others will have to develop in order to be accepted. Still, we advise you to be wise and think hard, for this is a serious matter. Put your ego aside and make sure you really match all the requirements! Because college is (Greek) life.

Therefore, let’s cut to the chase and show you 10 things fraternities look for in rushees. Good luck in getting those bids!

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