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For Parents

Whether your son is interested in joining a fraternity, has received or accepted a bid, or has already joined, we believe the lifelong commitment inherent in our brotherhood is an important topic of conversation. We hope you can find information here relevant to that conversation, and perhaps in the process we will answer a few of your questions.

Fraternity Life is an institution that has existed now for well over a century, and today, young men and women arrive at college as third, fourth, and sometimes even fifth generation legacies. Those families are proud of their fraternal heritage, and we hope you can be too. Many parents find it deeply rewarding for their sons and daughters to follow in their footsteps and discover a newly energized relationship has formed because of that shared experience.

We understand that parents often have many concerns about their son joining a fraternity, especially if they were never Greek themselves. It is very important that you speak to your son or daughter about the commitment they are making because it is meant to be a lifelong commitment. But that isn't to say that you should discourage your son from joining a fraternity. We believe that college is an irreplaceable opportunity for young adults to discover their own inner strengths, make their own decisions about their lives and the world, learn from their mistakes, and become their own full-formed independent adult. And our goal is to facilitate that experience.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of the officers listed on the Officers page. There is also additional information on the hazing page, and a lot more at the homepage of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.