The semester is slowly coming to a close and so is Rush season. As you begin to choose whether or not to join a Society, remember this decision is your own. If your friend is going one way, that does not mean you have to go the same way. Whittier College Societies promote inter-Society connections and relationships, which is the reason we have the Inter-Society Council. Being in a Society, you are encouraged to branch out and meet other people, not just from other Societies, but also those not in Societies. It’s important to remember that joining a Society does not mean you can only be friends with the people in your Society.
Third-year Darren Simser pledged into the Franklin Society in the Spring of 2018. When asked what the Franklin Society has done for him he said, “Being a Franklin has got me a lot more involved on campus, which just makes life overall better at college. I thought the Franklins looked like some cool dudes that had a lot of fun, and I wanted to join. Now I’ve made lifelong connections with people I wouldn’t have otherwise if I didn’t join a Society,
“The Franklin Society, founded in 1921, was the earliest Whittier College fraternity. The purpose of the fraternity is to perpetuate lifelong friendships by developing well-rounded character in its members, encouraging self-expression, leadership, individuality, and above all, a successful brotherhood.”
Second-year Beck Dobranski pledged into the Franklin Society in the Spring of 2018. When asked what the Franklin Society has done for him he said, “By joining the Franklin Society I have been able to have great times while also meeting lots of new people from not only the Franklins, but from all of the Societies. I chose to be a part of the Franklin Society because of all the great times and conversations I’ve had with many of the members from years past.”