While National Lampoon may have set the standard for the public's idea of fraternity life, these societies vary widely by campus, organization and location. Why would anyone want to join a fraternity? On the one hand, there's the promise of parties, living college life to the fullest, meeting pretty sorority girls and indulging in wild, alcohol -soaked adventures.
Top definition. Frat boy unknown. That kid in your class who thinks he's better than everyone else because he is in a fraternity.
What even is a gay frat? What does that even mean?? Do you all just hook up with each other???
Sarah always pictured herself in Greek life. During rush, she knew Pi Beta Phi had an openly out member. Inthe sorority changed their national bylaws to accept transgender women in an effort of inclusivity.
The first speech that Oliver, a West Coast fraternity-chapter president whose story I closely followed for a year, gave his new pledges was not the lecture one might expect from a fraternity brother. And with that comes learning how to be a nice human being; how to look out for each other, for guests, and for girls; and how to properly treat girls. I used a pseudonym for Oliver so that people in his story are not easily identifiable; similarly, other sources in this article are not identified because they appear anonymously in the book.
Such groups have existed since the s, with Delta Phi Upsilon being established in and Delta Lambda Phi in They are intended to provide members with access to Greek life without fear of homophobic reprisal or behavior by fellow members, resulting from a history of homophobia within longer-established organizations. This is not an exhaustive list.
The university has been known for its thriving Greek community, with about thousands of undergraduates in a fraternity and sorority, and has, in recent years, topped several national lists for being an LGBTQ-friendly campus. Still, members of both communities recognize a divide and dissonance in their intersection. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.
Top definition. Frat FAG unknown. Term for any guy without enough personality or balls to get through college on his own.
The Phi Psi fraternity house at Swarthmore College was usually a hotbed for alcohol-fueled parties — after which fraternity members would brag about their drunken sexual exploits with women in the basement, according to leaked internal documents that revealed a culture of misogyny, anti-gay behavior, and racism at the frat. Occupying the house is no easy feat. It involves a PayPal food fund, sleeping bag donations from the campus outdoors club — and lots of cleaning supplies. Students managed to storm the Phi Psi house after someone got campus safety officials to open the building by telling them that a student had left something inside, Olivia Smith, a Swarthmore sophomore and coalition leader, told BuzzFeed News.