Fraternities: Is Greek life Greek to you?
Do people with Asperger Syndrome have any hope of joining a fraternity (or sorority)? That question is peppered throughout cyberspace and the answers vary. Students with AS are reluctant to approach Greek organizations for fear of rejection. And fraternities — many of which actively partner with Autism Speaks and other autism-related groups on fundraisers — vary in the degree to which they have AS members in their organizations. Fraternities are highly social organizations which, by their very nature, attract people of like minds. The nuances of such a group might be difficult for a person with AS to navigate without a sponsor or friend who can facilitate integration into the organization. But if you’ve always wanted to be a Greek and are willing to accept the responsibilities that go along with that, check out fraternities. You might find that there are other fraternity-like affinity groups, such as in the arts, community service, technology, and sports that are more attuned with your interests.
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