Our chapter is seeking men who want more out of their university experience, those who wish the excel academically, professionally and socially. We seek hard working individuals with an interest in becoming men of balance and excellence in the areas of Engineering and the Sciences. Rush events are dressy. Frat casual.
I rushed Triangle the first opportunity that I got, so fall semester of my freshman year. To put it simply I joined because I figured it was practical and I liked the guys that I had met to that point. My first exposure to the fraternity was about a week before I had even started my first classes at State in a program called Leadership Advantage (LA).
Writing this now I am actually preparing to head back to MSU to begin training to help facilitate LA for my 3rd time and I can’t wait for it to begin! Both programs have had a major impact on my time at MSU and likely the rest of my life. LA at its core is a camp/orientation for incoming freshmen to learn about what engineering at MSU has to offer and make some friends before classes start up. Traditionally most if not all the male facilitators are brothers in Triangle. These, my brothers, are the first men in the chapter that I met and I thought they were awesome. Several of them would come to hold the same title as I do now and one of them is my fraternal big brother. I knew next to nothing about Greek Life and what it has to offer or entailed; but if I was going to spend my time with these guys and turn out to be like them when I reached upperclassmen status I knew it would be worth it because they had their shit together.
And that brings me to what Triangle and Greek Life has to offer. Despite getting a bad rap from national news and many local/campus groups Greek Life has a lot to offer and the picture they may have painted is not the whole thing. I have learned so much and grown so much as a man with my time as a Greek Triangle man. I have gained skills like time management, public speaking, interpersonal communication, leadership, and the list goes on.
I won't bullshit you by saying that everything in Greek life is great. Sometimes it can really suck. You will be busy, but that is how I practiced my time management. You will be tired and stressed, powering through those has toughened me mentally. Sometimes you’ll be pissed off at something or someone. That’s an opportunity to practice self-control and interpersonal skills. If you seek out a leadership role take all these negatives and then grab some more. A leadership role is a true test of will and my experiences with Triangle have forged me into a man that I am proud to be every single day.
Now that the not so great stuff is aired out, here come the pros of joining Triangle. Friends that you can party with, study with, workout with, anything with. Men that will help develop you professionally and find internships, co-ops, or a job. And a brotherhood that you can depend upon whenever you need help. Be it a ride to class in the rain or a friend to talk to when the world has turned its back to you.
I have no regrets from joining Triangle and know that it has changed me for the better and can provide that same opportunity for you. So come out to rush, the worst that can happen is you chat with some guys and get a free meal. I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you!
MSU Triangle Fraternity 2017