TigerDude wrote:Lol at "people know about frats via Animal House." Pretty sure people can have 1st hand info without being in one.
I have never seen a frat on a professional resume & would question the applicant's maturity if I did. Put it on your law application if you want, whatever. Seriously, is that a qualification for something?
Use your ole boy network outside of resumes.
How could you have first hand info without being in one? That is like saying you can understand the army without joining it. Sure, you may speak to a recruiter, or have a close friend who is in it and have some 2nd hand info. But unless you're on the inside when the doors close I can assure you that you have no idea what it is like "1st hand."
That being said, it is fine to list on a grad school resume or even on your resume for your first few jobs in your early years. But if you're listing it on your resume at 40 then yeah, that's obviously not going to help and will likely make you look a bit silly. But as an (assumingly) young person with limited experience, you should take every relevant chance you have to communicate the positive aspects of your character and experience via your resume, and that likely means including your fraternity. If you had a leadership position, it is a no brainer, in my opinion.