It’s a fact the greek life at the University of Michigan is a way of life. There are so many social, professional and racial greek houses in the University, that it’s almost impossible to count them all. In this blog, you’ll see why so many people want to join professional frats in U of M.

1. Great way to make new friends

The amount of people that rush professional frats is insane. Of course, not everyone gets picked as a pledge (or stays as a brother), but the people you’ll meet will really make an impact in your life. Whether it’s someone who ends up being your brother or someone who stays as a pledge for a little amount of time, you’re bound to bond with at least one person during the process.

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2. Great interview experience

The whole process is tedious and, at times, a real pain, but it’s all totally worth it. It gives you great interview experience, and you’ll finally know what the difference between professional, casual and smart business attires are. It’ll also help you hone and perfect your public speaking and socialization skills.

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3. All of the fun activities

You’ll schedule will be filled with activities during the week and weekend. It’s actually kind of crazy how much time you’ll have to dedicate to the process. Don’t worry, even though it might seem like a lot, most of them are casual and not business related. The brothers just want to get to know you and for you to get to know your pledge class.

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4. Helps you get organized

Since there’s so much to do on top of your classes, you’ll really need to stop procrastinating and figure out a system to get yourself organized. If you don’t, you’ll start failing your classes and arriving late to the frat’s activities. A couple of those strikes and you could get kicked out for the unprofessionalism.

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5. It’s a great thing to have on a resume

They’re, without a doubt, some of the best things to have stamped on a resume. Why? Because they’re hard to get into, and because of all the activities and events they host. Also, you never know who might have been a brother. The networking you can do by being in a professional frat is off the charts.

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All in all, the biggest takeaway about professional Greek life is that it takes a lot of work and a lot of time. It’s definitely not something you should consider doing if you’re a master procrastinator, unless, of course, you want to change your ways.


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Natalia Carolina


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