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Updated on Monday, June 9

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QUESTION: What is frat life like at Waterloo?

12 comments

  1. LOL it doesn't exist?

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  2. it exists but its pointless. You are paying dues so you can "feel bart of a brotherhood". I can "feel part of brotherhood" by having friends without shelling out money.

    Its just an excuse to party. And I dont pay to party, I get paid to party

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  3. Waterloo has two fraternities you can join: Sigma Chi and Pi Kappa Alpha (also known as Pikes). The Pikes are joint Waterloo/Laurier, so they're a cool option to meet people outside the Waterloo bubble.

    Both of them offer chances to grow in leadership, philanthropy and socially. It's also a chance to have a community that takes pride in itself, which I think is sorely lacking at Waterloo.

    Ignore the haters. Greek life isn't for everyone, but it can be fun/rewarding for some people. I'm personally not a huge fan of the fraternities we have on campus, but a lot of guys love them. My best advice is to rush; it doesn't cost anything and it'll give you a chance to learn more about it.

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    1. you're forgetting AEPi (jewish frat)

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  4. is sigma chi also the stats club? i joined last term and nothing happened

    like at all

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    1. You just won the thread.

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  5. "frat" and "waterloo" are like oil and water.

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  6. What frat life?

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  7. like school in the summer... no class

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  8. Don't expect it to be like the movies

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  9. I myself don't understand why anyone at Waterloo would pay money and make an effort to be surrounded by other guys, but then I never did surround myself with guys to begin with so I'll move past that.

    The people I know who've joined frats were all really nice people. Not the kind of people I'd be close friends with but definitely fantastic people to know. They got a lot of good resume-filler volunteer/philanthropy stuff done and plenty of networking. There are also a ton of events between the frats and the sororities on campus so everyone who didn't have a problem meeting women was dating a sorority girl that I could tell. I was dating someone in AOPi for a bit and at their events I was the only date not from a Frat.

    TL:DR Its not for me, but a few guys I know found it really great. Haters gonna hate of course.

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  10. We have fraternities in Waterloo? LOL

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