College, for some, represents the first steps into the real world of responsibility and freedom. Joining a fraternity offers an opportunity to connect with other like minded individuals who can help further a student’s collegiate aspirations. A fraternity is more than likely the first step in building a network for a young man’s future.
Being an essential involved part of a young man’s rushing process is important for both the student and his parents. Ask questions about the chapters he is visiting with.
• What is the focus of the local chapter?
• What is the focus of the national fraternity?
• How large is the local chapter?
• How large is the fraternity nationally?
• Does the chapter have a house?
• If yes, what sort of condition is the house in?
• What is their risk management policy?
• Currently what is their status with the university?
• What is the goal of the chapter academically?
• Do they offer tutoring or study tables?
• How do they plan to help with maintaining your son’s grades during and after the pledging process?
• What sort of financial obligations are expected of the members?
• What is your son’s plan to fulfill these obligations?
• Are scholarships available?
• What is the chapter house like?
• Who maintains it?
• Is there a housing obligation?
• What is the cost of living in the house?
• What are the benefits?
• Is there a meal plan?