Rush Week Begins

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 15 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Today marks the start of Rush week at the Mines campus. Ben, Chris, Mike and myself went to Casino Night but didn’t win anything. I’ve thought about joining a fraternity before, but I’m giving it even more thought this year. I just spend about an hour browsing the various fraternities at mines and Kappa Sigma caught my attention. So I’m going to check it out tomorrow. Here’s a list of all the fraternities at Mines:

  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI)
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Upsilon Pi

Any thoughts on fraternities?


4 thoughts on “Rush Week Begins”

  1. Umm, personally I think that fraternities are a bit of a joke. At least the ones that aren’t honorary frats. I think for many people it is a desperate plea to get back to high school. One of the big reasons that I know many people join frats is to have better access to alcohol. However, you are free to do as you wish. If you join FIJI or Sigma Nu, than you can come party at my school with our loser kids. Talk to you later sir!

  2. Umm, personally I think that not every person who joins a frat wants “easier access to alcohol”… in fact, I don’t think anyone joins a frat just for that reason at all! I don’t know what school you go to [Nathan], but at every college that I have visited, getting/accessing alcohol is very easy no matter where you live. I am not in a frat myself, but I have many friends that are, and when I visit them I wish that I could have as many close friendships as they have. Not that I am a loner, but these guys are really tight and will probably be friends for life. Also, I am pretty sure that most the frats (just guessing) at Colorado School of Mines aren’t the stereotypical “party until you puke and pass out in the quad”. Andrew, join a frat while you can!!! Live it up.

  3. I did not say that everybody joined a frat for the easier access to alcohol. However, for many, it can be a determining factor. I go to school at William Jewell College, a small liberal arts school in Missouri. Granted, great friendships can be made through joining a frat, a stronger individual – and I do stress individual – could easily make friends without. Whether it be with someone in a frat or someone without. Now Andrew, I’m not trying to influence your decision one way or another in this matter. I am merely offering my opinions on the subject, which you asked for. Either way, you’re still going to be ugly.

  4. Thanks for all the comments (and the emails I got, too). I toured all the frats on Tuesday evening. If I would join any of them, it would probably be β Θ Π (or the Beta’s as they are known on campus). But for now, I’m going to pass on the frat thing. Thanks again for everyone’s input.

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