Pledgeship isn’t easy. It downright sucks.
More than anything, defining pledging isn’t an easy task. Mostly because each person has their own perceptions of what pledgeship is and what it entails. The housemoms of the world envision pledgeship as an American hazard: bullying, hazing, drinking, drugs, etc. Damn these women are good– but who says all of this is a bad thing?
Pledging is essentially a time period when a new member is learning, dedicating, and proving loyalty to a specific organization. The word is essentially derived from the idea that when you wish to join a group you would “pledge” your loyalty and dedication. Ha. Right. Well for all of us whose head isn’t shoved too far up each-other’s ass, we know better. Pledging is so much more.
So what’s the point?
Why the fuck should I fork over a couple thousand dollars in order to get shit on for a solid 10 weeks (or more)? The reasoning just isn’t getting through to me. The constant late nights, immediate loss of cash flow, dildos up the ass and so much more just don’t seem to cut it. Where do pledges get their motivation? I know… it’s the promise of unlimited alcohol …wrong. As a pledge, you’re the one buying. Or what about the endless easy sorostitutes? … even more wrong. What chick wants to screw a pledge? Sorry big man.
But hey, don’t fret potential pledges— just ask any brother who lives in the house. They are all living, breathing examples of why you should pledge. Let’s throw out a top-ten, shall we? Here we go, ten reasons why you should pledge:
10 ) Taking it up the ass for the semester is all worth that very day when they pull it out.
9 ) In all seriousness, you transition into manhood. Surviving some of the nation’s hardest pledgeships will make you walk with one hell of a skip in your step.
8 ) You just bought yourself four years of sorority access; for some awesome reason, as soon as you sport the letters, sorority girls find a reason to fuck you.
7 ) You can finally put a sticker on your ride that people won’t give you shit about.
6 ) Because college would blow without Greek-life. If you’ve lived a semester as a GDI, you know how miserable life is.
5 ) You’ll have the right to dress like a frat-star. Khakis, polo, Sperry’s, visor & Costas. The look of a champion.
4 ) The obvious, awesome shit that eventually results in being a brother: alcohol, chicks, weed, parties, gamedays, etc. Self-explanatory.
3 ) To be the shit, you must endure shit. By walking down the same pathway as all others before you, you become apart of something much larger.
2 ) You inherited a bloodline of brothers who won’t hesitate to kick somebody’s ass in a bar for you. Hell, they’re eager to start something. Just give them the word.
1 ) Come next semester, you get to fuck with the new set of pledges even harder than the brothers fucked with you. Revenge at its best. And the circle goes on, and on, and on…
So let’s hear it… what do you think? Sound off by submitting your story at the top of the page…
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It’s not hazing. It’s brotherhood.