GDI’s Story: Volunteer Pledge
As promised, the Brotherhood will be heard. A recent submission came our way from J-Mulde, an anonymous GDI from an unknown college. Sound fishy? Here’s what he has to say about his desires to pledge:
“I’m a GDI, unfortunately, but very pro-fraternity. I’ve been fascinated by the process of pledging for a long time, probably since I saw ‘The Class of 44’ as a kid. Mainly, I’m interested in initiation activities designed to humble the pledges and entertain the actives. I’ve often wondered about the possibility of going through the process, either as part of a pledge group or just on my own, volunteering for a customized version of it strictly to let the brothers have some laughs…”“…I have some pretty detailed ideas of what it might be like in either case, all based on real fraternity or team initiations I’ve read about, though some of the older, harsher things might not happen very much anymore. I wondered if there’d be any interest in reading about what I have in mind and whether I could get some feedback on the possible reaction I might get if I did volunteer for something like this. Let me know, thanks.”
J-Mulde stands alone in his desires. There aren’t many guys out there asking to be hazed, or atleast looking forward to it. And let’s get the story straight, J-Mulde isn’t a young-gun anymore. No matter how crazy this sounds, his mind couldn’t be in a better place. He cherishes the sacred pact of fraternities, and values all that pledgeship has to offer, no matter how old he is. He’s a rare GDI, a needle in a haystack.
My advice? You can’t just “pledge on your own“. Pledgeship is a unified semester of hazing, and it can’t be done alone. If possible, head to Rush and join the newest pledge class. If you’ve got the passion, you won’t have a problem. As for “harsher things not happening anymore”, you’re heavily mistaken. It’s all relative as to what college you go to, and what fraternity you pledge. Some inspire walks in the park as hazing, while others dunk your head in an ice bath. The brutal ones have found a way to stay alive through all the bullshit Anti-Hazing Douchebags.
As for the reaction, if you pledge, you’ll be no different than anyone else. You earn respect through your pledgeship. You can be an Ideal Pledge, Drunk Pledge, or even the Pledge Class President. It really doesn’t matter what your title is. It’s all about how you do it. I pledged with a 24-year-old. Whether you’re the oldest or the youngest, your personality and actions through pledgeship will determine how you are received. As cheesy as that shit sounds, it couldn’t be more true.
I’d love to hear more about your story, and what path you’re looking to go down. I applaud your efforts, as should everybody else.
Thanks for the submission. Keep them coming. As always…
It’s not hazing. It’s brotherhood.