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Parents, we invite you to check our Rush NAK link in order to learn more about Nu Alpha Kappa and our intake process. Within it you will find three links regarding Frequently Asked Questions and NAK facts.
What is a Fraternity?
Webster’s dictionary defines fraternity as: A body of men associated for their common interest, business, or pleasure; a company; a brotherhood; a society.
What about my son’s academics?
We understand that you may be concerned about your son’s academics while he is pledging or is a member of NAK. We recognize that we come to college to learn, and our studies take priority over the business of the fraternity. At no time will we allow another brother’s grades to suffer. To keep this in check, we require academic evaluations from professors during the semester and we have set up study hours during which we all study together as a brotherhood. Many of the brothers are in the same majors, and we rely on others for assistance academically.
What is your philosophy on hazing?
One thing that has become a national issue lately among fraternities is hazing. There have been many injuries, and unfortunately, deaths as a result of hazing accidents. We pride ourselves for being innovators and adopting a zero-hazing policy. During pledging, we do not paddle your son. We do not force your son to do things that are considered dangerous, embarrassing or otherwise in bad taste. Hazing does not accomplish anything in our eyes.
What about alcohol abuse?
The Nu Alpha Kappa intake process is a dry pledge process. We do not allow pledges to drink during the process, nor will we support any such actions among the brotherhood. Alcohol abuse is an issue in fraternities today, and we are making an effort to ensure our brothers are drinking responsibly.
What does NAK cost?
While there are some fees that are associated with joining NAK, these fees are typically paid through fundraising. Our fees are nominal compared to some of the fees other national fraternities charge on an annual basis.
Also, we do not have an official house which we require the brothers to live in.
What about the safety of my son?
You worry about your son when he goes off to college. You wonder if he is safe all the time. We take all risk management precautions necessary for the safety of your son and the other brothers of the fraternity. In addition, as stated above, we do not haze in our fraternity, nor will we support such actions. Safety is not an option, but a requirement.
If you have any concerns about your son in the intake process, please contact the Intake Director or Chapter President via e-mail or on our contact page.