drunks who accomplish nothing either scholastically or
socially. Unfortunately, both this definition and media
portrayals fail to mention the fact that membership in a
fraternity is a life-long experience that helps its members
develop social, organizational, and study skills during
college, and that teaches true, everlasting friendship. As a
matter of fact, fraternities have a long tradition of high
academic achievement, and most of our nation’s presidents were
members of a Greek association.
According to Irving Klepper, the first fraternity (Phi
Beta Kappa) was founded for “social and literary purposes” at
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of real business. Additionally, since membership in a
fraternity is seen as a great achievement by other Greek
associations’ members, every brother must be able to uphold
that office at any time.
Organization is a must for every member of a fraternity.
Fund raising activities and community service always have a
high priority in every chapter, and each member is required to
organize and/or take part in many of these activities as a
pledge, a brother and an alumnus. This helps individuals
within the group to develop organization and planning. In
addition, since the fraternity might be located in a house,
each brother must learn household organization for his brothers
Fraternities are famous for their energetic social
gatherings (parties) which require all of their members to be
socially active and outspoken when the occasion calls for it.
This helps fraternity members develop very strong social
skills. Since the act of one member reflects over the acts of
all the others, self-control and awareness of actions are
mandatory. In addition, when the brothers live in fraternity
houses, this adds to the development of social skills in the
way that a member must be able to deal and live with