The Positive Aspects Of Fraternities


A college fraternity exists on the premise that a man is by nature a
social being and needs the companionship with his fellow man. A fraternity
provides a structure, and an environment in which close friendships can flourish,
Bringing each of the fraternity members closer to themselves. It is by no
means the only organization in which a student might mature and develop life
long friends. Just one of the many in which minds are shaped and imaginations
flourish within its setteings.

The fraternity, not unlike any other human institution, encourages it
members to make a commitment to something outside themselves, such as
paticipating in charity events, events to benefit the homeless, raise money for
the poor and commit themselves to learn about one another.As a student makes
these commitments to a fraternity, the fraternity provides a structure within
where these commitments can be acted out, in such things as rituals of pledging
and initiation. A ritual is only one way of expressing a fraternities ideals and
aspirations. A fraternities name, tradition, and history carries much symbolic
importance to all who are apart of it. This is all important to the personoining
because it eiil only help the to better themselves by growin into he fraternity.

With all these commitments and traditions, or rituals, one could see
that fraternity life has a lot behind it and the members take it very seriously.
Though at times the fraternity becomes very social and yes alcohol may be
consumed, is not , however, the focus of the fraternity. Fraternities offer
numerous benefits and building blocks for developing an independent and
successful life with many close friends. such as paticipating in charity events,
events to benefit the homeless, raise money fo the poor and commit themselves to
learn

After all is said and done, friendship and brotherhood in the context of
meaningful, close group relationships are what a fraternity is all about. Not,
as many people see them, a year long party with drunk “frat boys” chasing around
scantily clad women. It should come as no surprise that fraternities remarkable
capacity to foster the making of friends is the chief reason for their existence
and the best assurance for their survival.

Category: English