How To Start a Fraternity

Fraternities can bring together people.It is reasonable to feel that none of the great fraternities are suited for you.There are a few steps that you need to take if you want to start a frat.

Step 1: What kind of purpose should your Fraternity stand for?

Most fraternities have a code of conduct.What do you think is right?Why are you making this organization?What are you beliefs?If you want to be a part of the Fraternity, you need to answer these questions.Loyalty, leadership, service, and rigorous academic standards are all ways to appeal to your school’s administration.Sports can be a big draw.

Step 2: If you want to start a chapter, decide.

There are many national fraternities that don’t exist at your school.If you want to start a chapter for a certain Fraternity, you can follow the process listed on the national Fraternity’s website.The processes are similar for many different fraternities.They can help you raise funds and find appropriate members.Staying independent is also possible.National fraternities have more funding than independent ones.Alumni networks are important for maintaining a frat.Staying independent has benefits.You have to decide your rules, symbols, rituals, and so on for yourself.There’s no need to deal with all the paperwork when you file for colonization with the national organization.If you just want to have a group of close friends who do things together while you are in college, and are not so worried about “building” something that you will graduate before you can enjoy it, this is the better option.

Step 3: Take the time to figure out what kind of people might be interested in your organization.

If you are starting a new Fraternity, you will have to figure out what is appealing about it.National fraternities fall into many of the same stereotypes that an independent frat might avoid.Add your own flair to your group.You may want a Fraternity that is associated with a different activity.Pick something that you are interested in and that will interest a lot of other people.It’s possible to start a Fraternity that is interested in community service or one that wants to be known for holding a lot of fun social events.Many fraternities have their own songs.Omega Xi, a popular Fraternity in Nevada, chose the song ‘Row, Row,Row Your Boat’ as their song.

Step 4: Start generating interest.

Spread interest by word of mouth and posting on social media.You should put flyers up all over campus.You need a lot of people who are interested in joining the frat to get the administration to recognize it.It doesn’t look good for your administration to support failed projects if you start a frat.This could be a reason to remain underground.

Step 5: Don’t be a part of being haze-free.

Civil and criminal liability are caused by resentment between younger and older members of the Fraternity.Hazing activities can include sleep deprivation, assault, physical bondage or confinement, degrading language, forced exercise, forcing someone to eat or drink anything, and so on.It is possible to avoid a “pledgeship” altogether.Make potential members full-fledged members immediately by screening them carefully.If you want to have new member training events every day, make the period no longer than two weeks.New members should not meet more than two months for training.The history, rituals, and ideals of your organization should be the focus of membership training.

Step 6: Pick a name for your organization.

You should pick between two or three letters of the Greek alphabet if you are a member of a frat.The Greek words for values should be represented in these letters.Pick a name that isn’t already taken.A quick internet search will let you know if the name is taken or not.Don’t choose a Greek-letter name at all.Consider the Harvard clubs like Fly and Porcellian, Yale organizations like Skull and Bones, and The Ivy Club, which all function as traditional fraternities, without being Greek-letter organizations.The stigma of Greek-letter fraternities that now exists with many college administrations can be avoided if you choose a different name.Not being Greek-letter may allow you to avoid being regulated by the Office of Greek Life.You can design your regalia, symbols, and mascots.

Step 7: Pick a word.

A good Latin phrase is what most fraternities have.The standard is that your slogan should be in Latin.

Step 8: Determine the structure of your organization.

The fraternities have a hierarchy.There will be a President, a Vice President and so on.Do you want the Fraternity to be organized?It’s a good idea to check with the director of Student Life if your school has specific requirements for student organizations.

Step 9: Write your Fraternity’s policies.

Academic performance, personal conduct, and public relations should be covered in these.Make sure your brothers are allowed to sign the document.If someone is causing issues, you can remove them from the Fraternity.Make sure that you include all of your members in the Constitution editing.It’s important to create a good organization.

Step 10: If you want a central location, consider it.

Fraternals are known for their houses.The houses are a great location for parties and other social events because they act as a gathering place for the Fraternity brothers.The long-term well being of a Fraternity is dependent on a house or other central location.It’s hard to tell the difference between a club and a frat without a house.

Step 11: Understand what the requirements are.

Get in touch with the office.You should go to the Greek Life office at your school if you want to start a frat.Before they would be willing to recognize your Fraternity, ask what they want you to do.They might be resistant at first, so you have to come in with a plan.Don’t let it go to your head.Be prepared.There is a list of all the people you have gathered who are interested in it.If you are on top of your idea, the administration will be more open to it.If you adopt a non-Greek-letter name, you may be able to avoid these requirements entirely.

Step 12: A strong pitch is important.

You should present your group with confidence.You fill a hole on the campus culture.To them, you will be a positive influence.You will be redundant if you try to develop a Fraternity that is like every other Fraternity.No one would want to join your group if you were so far out in left field.The structure, constitution, name, regalia, and location should be included in your pitch.You need to explain to them how your Fraternity will fit into the daily life of the campus and how they will survive moving forward.What do you bring that no one else does?Why will you succeed?The plan should start with addressing the basics and move on to the details.Maybe you are selling a group of people who are politically active.You need to explain how you will organize events that are political activism and how this fits into the college’s mission.

Step 13: A national Fraternity.

If you want to open a chapter at your school, you have to get in touch with the Fraternity and tell them you are interested.Ask them what the next steps will be after establishing an interest group.They can help you understand the process.If you want to start a new independent Fraternity, this is not necessary.

Step 14: You should convince your university to recognize your group.

If your Greek Life office has asked you to take certain steps, you can ask for recognition.You can use this to throw campus events, advertise on campus, and be involved in school-sponsored events.If you want to add legitimacy to your organization, you need to be recognized by the university.The more details you can show your administration, the more likely they are to approve your Fraternity.

Step 15: There is a program to rush new members.

Going forward, you shouldn’t allow just anyone to join.Criteria should be written and defined.Pick people because they look cool.Define the qualities you want in your members and have a set of criteria.You should not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Step 16: A pledge process is created.

There is a bad reputation for pledge processes.That is not necessary.A good pledge process can determine whether or not prospective new members are a good fit for your Fraternity.This process can be used to educate them about your group’s values.The members of your Fraternity should be able to get to know your pledges through a good pledge process.If the pair is a good fit, both of you will be able to judge.You should hold a lot of events with pledges that fit the values of your Fraternity so that the pledges can see what life would be like inside the Fraternity.If your frat is based on political activism, you could ask your pledges to organize and execute a protest to bring attention to a certain issue.

Step 17: Allow your pledges to join.

Your Fraternity’s values are reflected in the rituals you use to initiate those pledges.Initiation rituals are a great way to build friendship.

Step 18: An alumni event can be set up.

Since you will only have young alumni for a long period of time, you’ll probably be struggling for money if you start a new frat.An annual alumni event is a great way to keep in touch with your alumni.You might be able to convince them to make some donations.Alumni events include pig roasts and sports games.