Fall 2017 Fraternity Recruitment
Myths and the Dos & Don'ts of Recruitment
Myth #1 "It costs thousands of dollars per semester to be in a Fraternity"
Most fraternity dues cost $500-$1,500 per semester. This money goes toward the lodge, when applicable, property taxes, bills, insurance, philanthropic events, mixers, formals, educational programming and other programs that happen within the organizations.
Myth #2 "Hazing is a big part of Fraternity Life"
Hazing is absolutely not tolerated at Texas Tech University. Hazing is a crime that will be reported directly to the University and the Texas Tech University Police Department. All fraternities’ inter/national headquarters have strict policies that prohibit hazing to the point of disbandment of that chapter from Texas Tech University. If you have concerns about hazing, please contact the Center for Campus Life.
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. Moreover, you are not simply paying for your friends, you are paying for things to do WITH your friends. This includes formals, mixers, tailgates, etc.
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 scholarship programs at Texas Tech. There is a study hall program every week 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.
Dos & Don'ts of Recruitment
DON'T miss any recruitment event
DON'T skip anything on your schedule
DON'T miss any meeting with your Recruitment Captain
DON'T miss any Curfew Check-In
DON'T "badmouth" any fraternity
DON'T participate in ANY activity outside of Official Recruitment Events
DON'T stay glued to your phone
DON'T be RUDE or DISRESPECTFUL
DON'T "drop-out" of Recruitment
DON'T break the Texas Tech University Code of Student Conduct
DON'T spread rumors about fraternities
DO be genuine
DO mind your "ps" & qs"
DO follow instructions from Recruitment Staff
DO research fraternities
DO ask questions
DO be on time
DO eat & hydrate
DO stay comfortable
DO trust the process
DO keep an open mind
DO ask for help
DO get plenty of sleep
DO wear your name tag at ALL times