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Old 12-01-2009, 04:54 AM
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We had one guy come at 30 and one at 25 but as a rule of thumb the older you are the harder to get in. As far as coming from the service, i have a good friend that is a marine that went to iraq before going to fayetteville and when he got back he rushed a fraternity and said he de-pledged because he got so mad about the guys younger than him, hazing him right after he got back from iraq, he said he could not take people treating him worse there than in the marines.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:13 PM
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we had a 28 year old pledge. he was our class president and we called him Blue because he was old lol
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:20 PM
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we currently have a 30 year old and a 28 year old who pleged last semester. Both guys were in the Navy and both are huge contributors to our chapter currently.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:08 PM
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My pledge class had two 23-year-old guys, a 28-year-old, and this new spring pledge class has several older guys. With more guys coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan, I wouldn't be surprised to see more older guys pledging over the next few years.
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:46 PM
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About 6 years back we had a 32 year old pledge =) Now he is one of the most active alumis and is a great guy.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:06 PM
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I had a pledge bro that was 30. Now he is one of my best friends, depsite being 12 years older than me.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:54 PM
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Hey man, the only thing you can do is try. If they say no just because of your age, then they probably aren't the kind of guys you'd want to hang out with anyways.

The fact that you're in a band is going to be a major plus. Be sure to push that so that it shows that you've got something to offer the fraternity. Perhaps offer to play some songs with your bands for some upcoming rush events?
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:44 PM
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Swampcritter, I just want to say, God bless you for your service to our country. I think that you will truly enjoy your college experience no matter what the outcome is to your fraternity recruitment. Please let us know how things turn out for you.

For quotes like these I wish there was a "like" button on these things.

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Old 08-11-2010, 02:41 AM
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I think it varies from school to school and chapter to chapter, my Greek system is pretty small and in my chapter we had guys join at 24 and 28 in resent years. It most def. doesn't hurt to take a look into it and see what happens. Best of luck to you guys.
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:44 AM
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Just don't be the sketchy old guy at parties creeping on freshman girls.
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