Who's to say whether a frat party is good or bad? For generations Fraternities have acted like a big brother to many a misdirected college youth. And the frat party is just an offshoot of this university-style concept of brotherly love. Not every frat party is a den of iniquity. Not every get-together is a conduit for frat party sex. Although one's fellow frat brothers probably wish it were so.
The typical Fraternity "Rush Week" does it's best to recruit the top in-coming students, the best athletes and the stars of tomorrow. What better way than to offer hope that frat party sex is an everyday occurrence, that the frat party will guarantee that every male will find a date - hopefully a girl that is more than willing to shed her clothes and do a little tent pole bobbing on a Friday night.
The reality -- like always - is somewhere in the middle. College is big business. A University exists to make money. And if all its students are busy getting drunk and having a toga party then admissions will drop and the influx of money -- so essential to a university professor - will fall by the wayside.
So what's a beleaguered fraternity to do? Frat party ideas seem to cover a wider range of motion than just getting drunk. Fraternities have done more to promote professionalism and community involvement than ever before. And while this might be in direct conflict with the dreams of fresh university recruits who hope for a frat party that encourages drinking and naked women, the frat party of today is more often than not a suit and tie affair that occurs after an afternoon of helping the homeless.
Frat party ideas, if anything, have become more creative. But the element of recklessness still exists. Otherwise young males would not want to join a fraternity! During orientation when one frat brother gets teary eyed while expounding on how his fellow brothers helped him study, set a good example for him, and allowed a network that helps with finding a job, what he's really trying to convey is that "sure, all this is possible, but we spend just as much time getting drunk and trying to get laid!" Welcome to college life everybody!
Frat brothers will tell you that it's not easy gaining admittance to said fraternity. Initiation is tough. It's supposed to build character and calluses while at the same time humiliating the individual. Tear the person down before building him back up. Vince Lombardi would be proud I tell you. Exactly what goes on during these initiations is forever a secret of the frat brothers in question. But with promises of frat part sex dancing your brain, who wouldn't put up with a little initiation discomfort?
Fraternities have been around as long as students have been attending college. But let's not forget Sororities. The females are just as hungry for a good time as their male counterparts. Probably even more so. And what better venue to encourage frat party sex, drinking and having a good time that at a frat party social? By God that's what I'm talking about; an atmosphere where men can be men and women can be women, and it's perfectly acceptable to dance on a table top while wearing underwear on your head. Amen, and break out the camcorder!