Socials | About Alcohol
Lubbock Area Socials
Here is a sampling of the events that we have held in
the last few years. (We don't have pictures here of everything.)
Homecoming Steak Dinner
with returning young and old alumni and their dates or wives.
held the Friday night before the homecoming game. There is also
a game day barbecue at the lodge or in campus parking lots.
RaiderGate tailgate parties in a
campus parking lot before each home football game . We have
a large smoker on a trailer and fly our flag. There is a band.
(This photo of a couple of the brothers wearing their white
football oxfords with fraternity and Tech insignia appeared on
the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal website.)
Pledge Mixer with Delta Gamma sorority
Hell Raiser Halloween costume party.
South Pacific Beach Party. This is a big hit.
In 2008 the events started with a coat-and-tie-dinner the night
before and extended day and night the next day. The backyard
is decorated with reed huts. There is a live band. The chapter room
some years was a sea of Styrofoam peanuts. In 2008 and
2009 we had a
small outdoor pool.
Pig Roast at the lodge.
Dig a pit; build a fire; roast a pig-- remembering the meat
UT Weekend party. Held
when we played the University of Texas in football. Some
brothers from our UT chapter were here. Yes, we had a mechanical
West Texas Shootout for which we
partnered with another fraternity for two years now also had a
mechanical bull and a live band.
Founders Day Banquet in February at a country club with dates and alumni.
Some new and different events
are held each year !
If there isnít a major
party going on, there is always something to do on the weekends
after the studying is through. Itís hard to find the lodge empty
on any given weekend. Also, there are numerous actives with
apartments and houses
A bottom line pleasure
is hanging out with your fraternity brothers-- getting better
acquainted, talking about women, planning, rejoicing, complaining,
philosophizing, tossing a football, double dating, studying,
watching the tube....
alcohol is served at fraternity functions we exercise precautions.
At larger gatherings peace officers are
normally hired to limit entry to invited guests, and a state-issued
identification is checked to determine age. Persons meeting the
minimum legal drinking age requirement have identifying wrist bands attached
that cannot be removed without destroying them. Younger persons
may have their hand marked.
Only persons with proof of age are
eligible to for
alcoholic beverages. Chapter funds are not used to purchase the
alcoholic beverages; individuals who wish to partake provide funds
and arrange for purchase. Non-drinking drivers are designated to be
available to insure safe transportation of members and guests who
have been drinking.
lodge is "wet," that is, the legal possession and consumption
of alcohol is permitted in the lodge, just as in apartments and houses. Some
of the Tech fraternity lodges are wet, and some are dry.
Fraternities with dry lodges generally have alcoholic beverages at
events but have to rent other, less controlled, locations for
control and behaving appropriately while enjoying a social
occasion where alcohol is served are skills that we believe should
be learned when transitioning to manhood. The fraternity provides
a relatively protected environment for this.
Incidentally, we have
a few traditional student drinking songs. There are links to
some of these at the end of this site.
other hand, drinking is not required for participation, enjoyment,
and benefit from our fraternity. Generally we have some
brothers who are what used to be called "teetotalers", guys who
drink no alcohol at all.
online alcohol danger awareness training that all initiates of the
fraternity are required to complete. We are well aware of possible consequences of
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