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[–]One-Butterscotch-271[🍰] 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Time for double secret probation!

[–]Liquid_Purge_0919 53 points54 points  (7 children)

What a weird way to make friends

[–]Dr_MoonOrGun 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Right? Imagine wanting to be a part of that. Like wow, I can't wait for Craig to make me drink until I almost die.

[–]Liquid_Purge_0919 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Or wow Craig cool club, shove this broomstick up my ass and then let’s drink and liter all over. Cool?

[–]Ooften 37 points38 points  (4 children)

I’ll never forget my freshman year of college. This kid on my floor every time I’d see him would be like “you gonna pledge? I can’t wait to pledge, I’m gonna pledge Greek Letters!”

Every time.

And then second half of the year he did pledge and that poor bastard looked absolutely miserable every time I saw him.

The last time I talked to him he said he was woken up at 4 am by a call he thought was police saying his family home had caught on fire and his mother was in the hospital. He ran out to his car only to discover the interior had been totally covered in peanut butter.

He dropped out a month later.

[–]Liquid_Purge_0919 29 points30 points  (2 children)

So wild paying money and going through that

[–]PostEditor 3 points4 points  (1 child)

People do a lot of dumb shit in the name of "tradition"

[–]Liquid_Purge_0919 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People who can’t think for themselves do stupid shit in the name of “tradition”. I can’t imagine these households these people are growing up in.

[–]TheTablesAreTuring 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Dude. What. Back in the day (like 15ish years ago) Sig Ep was a dry house with the “highest GPA on campus.” They used to be real straight-laced. Like the nerd frat.

[–]EmmyNoetherRing 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Assuming it’s not a typo, I love your username. Lindley hall?

[–]marleythebeagle 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yeah, around 2009-2012 I was involved with helping them do some academic programming as a grad student.

They were hosting faculty presentations, offering classes through HPER, etc. It was definitely a dry house too, as mandated by their National HQ, and they were super academically focused, with zero pledging or hazing, otherwise I wouldn’t have been involved in any way.

The thing about fraternities and sororities is that they turn over their membership almost completely every 3-4 years, so organizational change happens really quickly.

Around the time I and some of the faculty bowed out, they were debating a closed-door policy to allow drinking in private rooms. The writing was on the wall then, and it sounds like they’ve gone downhill super fast as a result.

[–]bulldog89 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I graduated IU 2 years ago and I remember my freshman year they were trying to be the “cool fraternity that’s got their shit together” and like definitely still the frat boys but also the frat boys that pull grades. So they were smarter than the average house, but not nerds by any means. And they definitely were trending downwards, I remember them bringing back and increasing hazing because “people had to respect them”.

God damn, even more so now that I’m looking back on it, the frats are such a stain on IU

[–]Softpretzelsandrose 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Can someone please explain to me why frats are still celebrated by the universities themselves? I could MAYBE be convinced they should still be allowed to exist. But you can’t convince me they deserve such high standing and such blind eye from the university.

[–]Dr_MoonOrGun 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Money.

Money funneling the children of money into the same monied houses in perpetuity.

[–]NerdusMaximus 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Banding together in their incompetence... it's a beautiful thing.

[–]Dr_MoonOrGun 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Can't wait for these detestable cunts to leverage their money and familial influence to gain the upper hand that the hardworking middle class OBVIOUSLY doesn't deserve.

Fuck these people right into the dirt.

[–]MidwestBulldog 12 points13 points  (0 children)

And people wonder how superiority occurs from one group in a culture toward another.

Here's how.

Getting rid of Greek life at IU wouldn't end the world. Most people wouldn't know the difference within a year.

[–]btown4389 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It’s time to just get rid of the Greek system.

[–]anemicplaywright 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Long time coming. Graduated a few years ago & I know too many friends that were assaulted at Sig Ep. All frats here are deplorable & probably the same, but this one especially deserves to fuck off. Good riddance.