What constitutes ‘Frat’ and ‘Not Frat’ is probably the longest-running debate throughout fraternity history. You see this debate unfolding every week when bros begrudgingly meet in the Chapter Room, and this same debate spills over into bars, mixers, and even on the Internet in forums like Reddit’s r/frat.
Instead of splitting out the ‘Frat vs. Not Frat’ debate into a million tiny micro-discussions a bunch of bros condensed the debate to one large thread (see it in full here). The responses to this ‘Frat vs. Not Frat’ discussion are fanfuckingtastic, and I felt compelled to share them with all you bros today. I’m also curious to see if any of you bros out there disagree with any of these Frat or Not Frat assessments.
The responses below work like this: Question above, answer below with ‘F’ for Frat and ‘NF’ for Not Frat. It’s pretty self-explanatory but I wanted to make sure everyone’s on the same page here.
Being friends with hot girls you never will bang
Definitely Frat. Become great friends with them and they’ll help set you up to bang their other hot friends. Don’t get greedy. Respect the System.
This prompt gets two responses.
Being too competitive at super smash bros
Showing your dominance in something useless but fun as fuck: F
Playing a game to win – F
Bitching because you just lost at smash – NF
*Wearing* Hockey jerseys
Drinking in a Hockey jersey F
Drunk fights in a hockey jersey FaF
Refusing to go down on random hookups?
Pretty F, but returning the favor is FAF because girls tell their friends about that.
Helping your brother bang your slutty friend.
Helping a brother is always FAF
Using court mandated service hours to benefit the house’s community service total.
Loopholes – F.
Not being able to get out of sentencing – NF.
Consensus: Middle tier and rising F.
Seems like in this instance the ‘Frat’ or ‘Not Frat’ classification depends upon the sentencing outcome.
Drinking between classes because you’re bored?
Being bored? NF.
Meeting your bros for half priced pitchers mid day? F.
Only being able to say the Greek alphabet to the tune of that annoying ass song
The consensus here is being able to recite the Greek alphabet without using the song is classified as ‘Not Frat’.
Telling 2 girls from the same sorority that you’ll be their date to their formal.
I would say FaF, but this is more on a Ned’s declassified school survival guide kinda level
Classified as ‘FaF’ or ‘Frat as Fuck’.
Dennis Reynolds (from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia)
He got hazed by actives as an alumni. Pretty boner move.
Book keeping sports bets for most of the IFC.
Associating with other chapters? NF
Libertarianism is frat af
Only murders bad people with the one misstep of killing an innocent – F
Drives an SUV – F
Demands a man cave (old apartment) – F
Has a Smith & Wesson barstool – FaF
Paid off national debt instead of boozing – NF Throwing a banger, trashing the White House – F
Willingly taking the first bullet to the chest in a duel so he could take his time and blow that dude’s brains out: Faf
Hung around with prostitutes. F
Rose from the dead. FAF
Turned water into wine. FAF
Gave it to poor people. NF
Consensus: Lower middle frat.
Owning a desktop computer
Frat. Business offices always have windows desktops running shit.
Using chapter funds to support your online gambling addiction
Gambling – F Stealing from brothers NFaF
Banging chicks 2-3 years younger than you
Being a freshman banging chicks 2-3 years younger than you: NF, and possibly illegal
Being a Junior, Senior, or supersenior and banging girls 2-3 years younger: F
Girls love to slap the bag, FAF
Something worn in the South. The South is FAF. Something something transitive property, cowboy boots are F.
Ropers – F
Square Toe – NF
Round and Roper toe – FaF
Exotic skins – FaF
Krispy kreme glazed donuts
getting fat – NF
not giving a fuck what you eat – F
it’s a toss up
Last, but not least…
Owning and regularly using a pocket pussy
Blue mountain state AF
F, only if it is the house pocket pussy shared by all actives.
Alright, bros, I hope you leave here today with a much better understand of what is/isn’t considered ‘frat’. If you’re still unclear you can read that Reddit thread IN FULL HERE. And if you want to add to the conversation and/or debate any of the responses above you can drop into the comments below and get angry!