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Gentleman’s Guide To Fraternity Life Based On Events That Actually Happened This Past Year

What can we learn from our brothers' most recent transgressions? We've simplified these lessons into a simple guide of do's and don'ts.

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So you’ve decided to join a fraternity. Excellent choice! Joining a Greek organization can help you with socialization, scholarship, and community service while at university.

If you’re reading this, you want your Greek experience to be more than just easy access to alcohol and socials. You want to know how to stay classy and avoid bringing shame upon yourself and your brothers. Follow these simple do’s and don’ts to find out how.
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If you’re reading this, you want your Greek experience to be more than just easy access to alcohol and socials. You want to know how to stay classy and avoid bringing shame upon yourself and your brothers. Follow these simple do’s and don’ts to find out how.

When you see a military veteran, remove your hat as a sign of respect.
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When you see a military veteran, remove your hat as a sign of respect.

When riding on a bus, be quiet and respectful so as to not bother fellow passengers.
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When riding on a bus, be quiet and respectful so as to not bother fellow passengers.

Don't loudly sing racist, offensive chants.
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Use social networks to share fraternity accomplishments such as raising money for charity.
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Use social networks to share fraternity accomplishments such as raising money for charity.

Don't share tasteless pictures of drunk women from your social events.
Be a gentleman and apologize for any fraternity failings or shortcomings to avoid furthering any negative press.
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Be a gentleman and apologize for any fraternity failings or shortcomings to avoid furthering any negative press.

Do welcome pledges with open arms. They are like-minded men interested in forming lifelong friendships.
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Do welcome pledges with open arms. They are like-minded men interested in forming lifelong friendships.

Don't torture fraternity pledges with stun guns.
When sorority sisters come for socials, offer them a seat and something to drink.
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When sorority sisters come for socials, offer them a seat and something to drink.

Do throw themed socials that encourage fellow brethren to dress up in costume for some light-hearted fun.
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Do throw themed socials that encourage fellow brethren to dress up in costume for some light-hearted fun.

Don't throw race-themed parties with crass portrayals of stereotypes. Also note: the Crips do not wear red.
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Teach your new brothers to follow these tips, as well as any other standard of human decency.
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Teach your new brothers to follow these tips, as well as any other standard of human decency.

If you follow these painfully obvious tips, you'll be a respectable fraternity man in no time!

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