PledgeMaster’s Advice: How old is too old to pledge?
A pledge is always in need of a few pieces of quality advice every now and then. A recent submission came our way in need of pledgship advice. How old is too old to pledge? It’s a common problem, and definitely one that needs to be answered. Keep the submissions coming our way as we’ll do our best to educate you on the realities of pledgeship, and everything else you’ve ever wanted to know. The submitted email is right after the jump…
Hey, it seems like you guys know a lot about pledging and fraternities so i figured you guys would be the ones to ask. I’m totally not happy with my current college situation and I’ve probly got a few years left until i get my degree. I want to transfer and pledge a fraternity… the only problem is I’m 21 going on 22 and I don’t know how it will be getting hazed by guys that are younger than me.
I go to a school with no Greek life just because I wanted to run track here… bad idea in the first place but to top it off my teammates don’t like to party! or do anything fun for that matter… there idea of fun is sharing the ultimate nachos at Chilies… they are obviously a bunch of lame-ass pussies.. this fact became apparent to me a few of the ppl at school that aren’t total fucking haters got together invited some bitches over and set up a beer pong table in the apartment and turned on some fucking blues traveler… we were thoroughly enjoying ourselves, when my roommate and a few teammates creep in and they freak out like a bunch of cunts… saying shit like “dude your gonna get in trouble!” ” dude we cant have girls in here”… first off it was the weekend when most of the tight wads that would snitch on us go home to suckle there mothers tit… secondly this is college were supposed to fucking have fun…
Needless to say I was really tripped out and ended up telling my teammates to fucking leave if they didn’t like it… and they did… anyway so my best friend from high school is a Kappa Sig at another school and says that pledging was the best decision he ever made in college and that I should think about transferring and doing it. So is it common for ppl my age to pledge?
Can we give this guy a round of applause? Never be sorry for partying, absolutely fucking not. It’s a great question that’s very common. How old is too old? To be honest, there definitely is a time when pledging just isn’t worth it. Yet, it has nothing to do with age, and everything to do with how many semesters in college you have left. Getting your nuts hazed is only worth it for the years you’ll be able to return the favor, party non-stop and live the good life. Whether you’re 18 or 25, as long as you have a minimum of 2 semesters as a brother, then pledgeship is worth it.
I pledged with two buddies who were 21, both Juniors in college (in their Spring semester). I would make this the last eligible year to pledge, meaning that you have 2 full semesters of being a brother. It’s a matter of trade-offs. If you’re a 25-year-old Junior, who cares? More power to you.
I know it sucks to get hazed by brothers who are younger than you, but that’s just a fact of life. Pledgeship is an entire mindfuck either way, and it’s mostly mental to be honest. If you’re planning on pledging a fraternity with a difficult fraternity process, getting hazed by younger dudes is the least of your problems.
To wrap it up, it’s not common for people your age to pledge, but I guarantee you it’s worth it with how many semesters you have left. Pledging a fraternity could very well be the greatest decision of your life. Hazing teaches you invaluable lessons, and you experience memories that will last a lifetime. Let’s just hope you already know about the endless perks of fraternity life…
It’s the best time you’ll never want to do again. And it’s worth every fucking second. My advice: get your ass in a fraternity. Besides, you need some friends who will kick your ass in a game of beer pong, not friends who cry over the presence of alcohol. Agreed?
It’s not hazing. It’s brotherhood.