Why do you want to join a fraternity or sorority? (if it is to party and act like
Bluto on Animal House or Steve Sanders on 90210, then please rethink your priorities
— you can party and act foolish without joining a fraternity or sorority — and save
yourself a lot of time and money before flunking out of SJSU. Think about it)
Do you understand you are joining this organization for life?
Do you have the financial resources to pay for rent, food, and chapter dues (the first
two if they have a house)?
Will you have the time to participate in chapter leadership positions, chapter meetings,
service events, intramurals, and other chapter events?
What is the GPA of the chapter?
What is the GPA for the most recent new member class?
What percent of the most recent new member class was initiated?
Does the chapter disclose the contents of their pledge/new member program?
Does the chapter tell you the date of initiation during the recruitment process?
What is the percentage of members involved in student organizations?
What is the percentage of chapter members who graduate?
If the chapter has a housing facility, is it well-kept and clean?
Do the members respect the property?
Do all members participate equally in cleaning the house?
What alumni / alumnae connections are available through the organization?
Will this organization help build your resume for a successful career after you graduate?
Does the organization support the academic mission of San José State University?
Lastly, and perhaps most important, what group do you "fit in" with and feel the most