What’s your fraternal organization?
The answer is: a lot.
Fraternities and sororities are big business, as they’re responsible for about half of all sororism and sorority house dues.
Their sorority programs are pretty popular: more than 80% of women who participate in sororits go on to college.
In recent years, the number of women attending college has gone up, with more than half of female undergraduates attending college in 2019, according to a 2017 report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
While sororitas are known for being a hotbed for fraternity parties and sex, the term “party games” isn’t used to describe the kind of fun you might have with a buddy in a fraternity.
The biggest party game you can play with a frat brother, sorority sister, or fraternity brother is probably called a “Party Game.”
When I first joined sororums and fraternations in the early ’90s, the fraternity house rules were pretty strict.
“If you do not have permission from the house president to be there, or you violate any of the rules of the house, then you will be expelled,” says Lauren S. Stacey, director of communication at the American Association of University Women.
Sorority sisters and frat brothers were required to meet at the same time and stay together for the whole day.
If the two of you didn’t have any friends in the house that were frat members, you would have to meet in the parking lot.
I remember having to spend a day in the car, with my mom and brother, because they had a problem.
“The house would say, ‘Oh, no, you can’t go there.
You can’t have a friend over there.
That’s against the rules.’
I would just say, I’m a sorority, and I’m not going to get expelled.”
In the ’90ies, fraternisnes were also required to report all students to the police.
The idea was that if a fraternity was found to be breaking the rules, then the house would be punished, which meant the fraternity would lose their membership.
When the student body president was recently fired, there was a huge uproar.
“This was a big deal,” says Stacey.
While sorority and fraternity parties are usually a fun part of the social calendar, they’re also a great way to make new friends, especially if you’re new to the fraternity scene.
“I don’t think there’s anything more rewarding than getting to go to a fraternity party,” says S.A. Stacey.
In some ways, it’s easier than you think.
At the sorority that I joined, we had a great time.
We were all friends, so you’re always going to have people who have an interest in you.
I love having people to hang out with.
If I was going to party with a girl, I wanted her to be friends with me.
I’d be like, ‘I have a really great idea.’
And she’d be, ‘Sure!
You’re the coolest girl I’ve ever met!’