Well I'm about to head out to college, and am unsure wether or not I want to join a frat for a couple of reasons: 1) Pledging/Hazing. Not that I couldnt handle it in anyway (I grew up around the military, have military family/friends), its just I might tend to get pissed very easily if someone with a huge beer gut ends talking trash and pushing me or something, or I might just laugh. Besides that, I can deal with getting drinks for people and cleaning up or whatever, thats all fine. 2) School. Heard alot of stories about people not doing well in school after joining frats. I like to think I'm highly disciplined about that sort of thing, but being I'm worried that being in a very "lax" atmosphere might cause problems. Some frats maintain good overall GPA's, many dont. I want to be successful and dont want (too much) partying to get in the way. But they still seem like they could be fun. I have a couple of friends in one of the Frats at the college ill be going to. And they say its alright, the partying gets old after awhile, and they would suggest just not pledging since they can get us into all the parties. I know I'm one of the younger posters here, so I'm curious to hear about your guys thoughts/experiences.