Stuff Frat People Hate: Other Fraternities

You see them at the bar. You see them at the mandatory anti-hazing rallies administration makes you suffer through. They’re your peers. Your neighbors. Your classmates. You might even shake their hand as you pass them by day. But after a few drinks, or on the field or court, they’re your worst fucking enemies.

While sororities find a way to retract their claws and hold hands under the “Panhellenic Love” rainbow (you’re not fooling anyone, we know how you really feel about each other), inter-fraternal relations take a far different route. We don’t resort to passive-aggressive cattiness or pretend to like each other in person. We don’t necessarily start fraternal brawls every chance we get either, but if a time comes when we must defend our house’s name, we do what we damn well have to.

What else could explain the ferocity behind a simple game of basketball or flag football? When it comes to fraternity vs. fraternity, formalities are left at the door and it becomes personal. Any blown call is bound to light a firestorm of competitive fury that can only be quelled by threat of disciplinary action.

Neighboring houses pose even more of a threat. After a night of reckless blackout insanity, any brother with a testosterone overload (read: brother who needs to get laid) is bound to start a conflict. The boundary between your houses becomes elevated to Berlin Wall status. Add shit-talking residents of the enemy house into the mix and you’ve lit the proverbial fuse. As one of my personal favorite TFM’s says, “Yes, there are guys in my chapter I don’t like. And yes, I will knock your ass out if you talk shit about them.”

Sexual frustration evolves into psychotic rage and suddenly all those scattered empty liquor bottles become dangerous WFD’s (Weapons of Frat Destruction). I’ve seen the way a bottle shatters on an opposing house, and let me tell you, it can be pretty damn satisfying. They had it coming.

When the smoke clears and the damage is done (and after a stern talking-to from the risk manager) most scuffles taper off as quick as they started. If you have a black eye the next morning, you probably deserved it. Your hangover mixes with house pride, and though you may have made an ass of yourself at least you did it defending your letters.

As you walk down the stairs the next morning you’re greeted by high fives and shouts of “Way to show those assholes,” and suddenly it all seems worth it.

There’s always going to be tension, but we as fraternal gentlemen have the balls to move on and not hold (too many) grudges. The next day we all manage to coexist in our sobriety. We respectfully contain any skirmishes to the after dark hours. I admit, it’s a strange system, but at least we’re better than the sorostitutes.

  1. DangerD

    That about sums it up. I will say though, some people take things way to damn seriously. If you are freaking the fuck out when you score the first point in volleyball, yo should probably dial it back.

    13 years ago at 2:22 pm
    1. the nelson

      “Just play for fun”. “Easy man its just intramurals.” “I cant believe you take this so seriously.” “Look at this try hard.”…

      Fuck you loser, I came to win.

      13 years ago at 2:59 pm
    2. True_Gentleman27

      If you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying hard enough. Stands for all things in life.

      13 years ago at 9:18 am
    3. Frastar since 1842

      If you ain’t cheatin, you ain’t trying and if you get caught you ain’t trying hard enough

      13 years ago at 10:17 pm
    1. GAraisedTXhazed

      Leaving floaters (and preferably sinkers) in the rival house’s pool. TFM.

      13 years ago at 6:17 pm
    1. Marcus_Fratelius

      Winston Churchill sums up Beta: [They have] all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

      13 years ago at 3:39 pm
    2. Frature Sucess Story

      Don’t be mad because we rage harder and slam only top tier sorostitutes. Sorry you didn’t get a bid, maybe if you were less of a geed you would’ve got in.

      13 years ago at 9:30 pm
    3. Constantine1855

      I agree with this guy^. Beta is top tier in my book and great friends of ours. All these other geeds are prolly pikes or SAEs. But hey if no one hates you, your just not that cool (with the exception of pike, sorry ya’ll are still gay)

      13 years ago at 9:47 pm
    4. Marcus_Fratelius

      I didn’t get a bid at Beta cause I got them at my top choice fraternities…. Beta’s like FSU, a back up plan

      13 years ago at 11:10 pm
    5. Marcus_Fratelius

      ^Not cool bro, not all homosexuals are betas… but in fact betas ARE all homosexuals… try and show some sensitivity next time k?

      13 years ago at 11:32 pm
    6. BetaFrat

      I love haters. Makes me know my house is that much better than yours if you need to talk shit.
      _kai_ Motherfuckers

      13 years ago at 12:38 am
    7. Fratlas Shrugged

      Yea, I’d be angry too. We’ve been taking your women and your jobs since 1839, must be tough.

      13 years ago at 10:02 am
    8. carolinahaze

      The only place you’ve been “taking” our women is to a nail salon for manicures and gossip sessions. There’s a reason why Beta is known as the “gay-friendly” fraternity on most campuses.

      Sucks to suck (literally, in your case).

      13 years ago at 10:50 am
    9. Fraternity Lifestyle

      Not a Beta, but out of all Greek CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies, they have the most alumni…

      13 years ago at 1:08 pm
    10. St_Fratrick

      Everyone gets a bid to Beta. They practically hand them out to freshman in the dorms on move-in day.

      13 years ago at 1:38 pm
    11. Champ Kind

      at my school beta blanket bids. everyone i know had an email from them with a bid. they are horrible

      13 years ago at 3:03 pm
    12. NotAGDI

      Carolinahaze what school do you go to? Has to be Ecu because if its But you are a fucking retard.

      13 years ago at 4:09 pm
    13. carolinahaze

      I don’t go to college. I live under a bridge in Raleigh and venture out at night to steal half-empties from fraternity houses when people aren’t paying attention. But my mom thinks I’m cool.

      13 years ago at 4:28 pm
    14. JohnReilyKnox1839

      Carolinahaze, what the fuck are you smoking? every other fraternity besides dke and phi delt are dicksuckers on this campus.

      13 years ago at 5:30 pm
    15. smart as fuck

      Betas at my school are A+ students who don’t drink and don’t have a house…I always thought they were just a club of nerds.

      13 years ago at 7:47 pm
    16. carolinahaze

      NotaGDI – I don’t go to college. I live under a bridge in Raleigh and venture out at night to steal half-empties from fraternity houses when people aren’t paying attention. But my mom thinks I’m cool.

      13 years ago at 8:33 pm
    17. fratburry brothers

      On many occasions I have driven by the Beta house and seen them standing in a circle, shirtless on their lawn hitting a volleyball back and forth. It reminds me of what girls used to do during gym class in middle school.

      13 years ago at 4:35 pm