Myths About Recruitment
Myth #1 “It costs thousands of dollars per semester to be in a Fraternity”
Most Fraternity dues cost $275-$450 per semester. This money goes toward the lodge, when applicable, property taxes, bills, insurance, philanthropic events and other programs that happen within the chapters.
Myth #2 “Hazing is a big part of Fraternity life”
Hazing is absolutely not tolerated at Angelo State University. Hazing is a crime that will be reported directly to the university and the Angelo State University Police Department. All fraternities’ national headquarters have strict policies that prohibit hazing to the point of disbandment of that chapter from Angelo State University.
Myth #3 “People say that I am paying for my friends”
Joining a fraternity means that you get a chance to meet thousands of people that are involved in hundreds of different activities. You have the chance to gain knowledge, confidence and leadership through campus-wide activities. Fraternities offer a platform where young men can receive instructions and know how, from men who have already gone down the college road.
Myth #4 “Joining a Fraternity will lower my grades”
NOT TRUE! Students are the only ones who will affect their academic achievement. Fraternities offer opportunities for their members to achieve academically. Fraternities have some of the best scholarships programs at Angelo State. Each fraternity has a study hall program that allows new members to sit down and complete their studies. There are tutors available for anyone that is having trouble in a class or any other part of their academic life.
A letter from the Interfraternity Council VP of Recruitment:
To all Potential Greek Members:
Hello and welcome to Angelo State University. This university is filled with activities all around campus and an infinite amount of opportunities to become involved in something with the school. Having said that, I highly encourage you to take part in Greek Life here at Angelo State. Although only having existed for just over 42 years here at ASU, the members of the Interfraternity Council have worked hard each year to provide a Greek experience that rivals that of any other Greek school in the country. Participating in Greek life here at ASU is an experience that cannot be found on any other campus around the country. Greek men may be found throughout several organizations located all over campus from Student Senate to Student Orientation Leaders. The diversity of Greek life is what enables any type of student to find a place within the ASU Greek system. While each fraternity is very unique in its own way, all of the fraternities benefit from the common opportunities that benefit Greek life, from job networking to long lasting friendships.
The recruitment process here at Angelo State is a non-binding process which can end at any point that a prospective student wishes. Recruitment involves many activities enabling potential members to meet fellow rushees as well as active members in each fraternity. With the social events, road trips, and activities that each fraternity plans for its rushees, the recruitment process serves as an unforgettable experience for anyone who chooses to participate in it.
Once again, we are so fortunate to have you join us here at this wonderful university and we hope that you will take some time to visit our website. Please note important recruitment dates during the summer session and fall semester, as dates will be added as planned. Please feel free to contact any member of our Interfraternity Council with any questions you may have. Our contact information can be found throughout several pages of the IFC website. We wish you the best during your academic tenure here at Angelo State University.
IFC VP of Recruitment