As a frat guy myself, I think I have a pretty solid idea of the typical room layout in a fraternity house. Although every frat dude is unique, there are some staples that a vast majority of us will always have in the house. Without further ado, here are the five things in every frat guy’s room:
Frat guys aren’t the most talented interior designers – but we also aren’t trying to be. A solid flag with your house letters on it is a must when it comes to decorating your room. If you don’t have one, are you really even fraternal? I know that girls clown us for having them in our rooms, but why should we be shamed for having pride in our brotherhood? I don’t see the fraternity flag as any different than sorority girls wearing full outfits with their letters all over them. I’d stay away from the pride flags as that might give off the wrong idea, but get as creative as you’d like. If your buddy happens to have a mugshot, that’s a perfect opportunity for a flag right there (with his permission, of course).
I don’t think I’ve ever seen one room in a fraternity house without a bong. It’s an absolute must. If you’re living with two or three other guys, odds are that at least one of them partakes in the smoking of marijuana. They might not use it all that often, but you have to be prepared at all times. Whether it’s just a nightcap or you’re smoking out a pledge, you never want to be caught lacking. Just make sure to hide it if the house mom comes around.
It’s not always the same type of sign, but usually, every room in a fraternity house will be decorated with some sort of stolen sign. The most common sign you’ll see is the classic “STOP” sign, however, you’ll occasionally see some street signs as well. Is this legal? Absolutely not. So, I don’t recommend stealing a sign for your room unless you know for sure that you won’t get caught. In spite of the risk, this wall decor is up there with the flags in terms of being super fraternal. And chicks will know that you have an element of danger to you when they see the sign from your school library hanging above your TV.
The Xbox/PlayStation goes hand-in-hand with the bong. Late at night after taking a couple of rips, there’s nothing quite like playing 2K20 with the fellas. Sure, you might not grind like you did back during the pandemic, but playing video games is still a fantastic way to waste time when you don’t really feel like doing homework. Not to mention, you can also get all your favorite streaming services and watch YouTube on your gaming console as well. It truly is the frat guy’s best friend. I’m a PlayStation guy myself, but I really don’t have a preference between the two. We’re not twelve years old anymore – nobody cares about the difference between the two. Heck, I’d even play some Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch. In fact, I might actually find that more enjoyable than any game you could play on the PlayStation or Xbox.
One Set of Dumbbells
Obviously, we don’t have enough space in our rooms to fit an entire gym, but a pair of dumbbells are essential to get a pump before a party at the house. While you could knock out some push-ups or tricep dips, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of a bicep pump before you head out for the night. I don’t care if people think it’s cringe – everyone does it. It’s practically built into your new member education as a pledge. No one wants to see some skinny guy wearing a wife beater, so make sure to get your curls in.