Originally Posted by HookEmHunter
Thanks for the info. I didn't really plan on the legacy thing anyway. I don't even think my brother's fraternity has a chapter at UT. They have something like 50 or so different fraternities at his school, and I didn't see his listed anywhere on the UT website. I was more or less just curious about whether the out of state thing hurts my chances.
It's not that chapters think "hey, this guy is from another state, we don't want him", it's that most of the in-state entering freshmen will know men in the chapters and you won't. If you do know anyone at UT who is in a fraternity, you can reach out to them in a non-creepy way, i.e. ONE e-mail or Facebook message where you let them know you are coming to UT this fall.