Potential New Member,
Congratulations on taking your first step toward becoming a true Red Raider, and your decision to join our fraternity community! Your years at Texas Tech will shape and define the man you will become. The decisions you make this first year—beginning with the decision to come to Tech—will determine which aspects of student life you experience to the fullest.
The decision to join a fraternity is one that opens many doors of opportunity to you. Fraternities at Texas Tech participate in every aspect of student life, including community service, philanthropy, intramural sports, and many more. Additionally, members of fraternities manage functional organizations, often operating budgets of more than $100,000, balance a social life with a professional life, network with successful alumni across the nation, and develop their leadership skills in various professional scenarios.
Fraternity Life has shaped Texas Tech’s history. Many of Texas Tech’s historic leaders are members of fraternities here at Tech. For example, Jerry S. Rawls, known for the Rawls College of Business, former Texas Tech President, David J. Schmidly, and even head football coach, Kliff Kingsbury are all men shaped by their experiences within the fraternity community at Texas Tech University.
Believe it or not, many of America’s greatest leaders are members of fraternities, including all but three United States presidents since 1825, and 45 CEO’s from the top 50 Fortune 500 companies! Fraternity men have achieved these leadership roles because, behind perhaps only the military, fraternities have passed the test of time as one of the greatest institutions of leadership development available to college students.
Fraternities were founded in dedication to values that transcend social trends. In fact, fraternities and sororities make up the largest contingency of values-based student organizations in the nation, which include values like honor, excellence, and most importantly, brotherhood. It’s our commitment to our own values that make fraternity life at Texas Tech an invaluable investment that is guaranteed to provide returns like no other form of student involvement.
This letter only gives a brief insight, but the real intricacies must be experienced. I encourage you to find out for yourself. If you keep an open mind, joining a fraternity can be a very rewarding experience for you and I hope that you are able to find that for yourself by “adding a chapter to your life!”
The Texas Tech Interfraternity Council and its member fraternities are excited to welcome you to our fraternity community.
Vice President of Recruitment