8 Jan Disclosure: I was in a fraternity in college. Further disclosure: It was one of the best decisions I made in my four years on campus. The common reaction to my fraternity membership is to dismiss Greek life as, at best a childish indulgence, and at worst a semi-destructive force. The latter view took center stage. 1 Oct Living in this oppressive environment made me regret ever becoming a part of it and sent me into the worst bout of depression of my life. I only came out of it with the help of a school therapist who happened to be a fraternity alum who also cares deeply about social issues, Zoloft, and the release date of. Fraternities can be a great opportunity to bring together a community. There are already many great fraternities out there, but it's perfectly reasonable to feel that none of them are perfectly suited for you. If you want to start your own fraternity there are a few steps that you need to take to make sure it is a successful endeavor.