We were skeptical when our son wanted to join a fraternity. He is an involved honor student and all we could envision was a bunch of boys having loud, drunken parties in dirty ramshackled houses. We toured many of the houses on campus and were impressed that many were very respectable. And among the best, Phi Psi clearly stood out. Upon entering, we immediately felt at home. The house is neat, clean and nicely decorated. The young men living there are some of the nicest, highest-achieving guys on campus. Since joining, our son has made friendships that we are sure will last a lifetime. He's taken on leadership positions and continues to excel at school. In fact, he has received guidance and advice from many of his fraternity brothers, resident advisers, and house director. We are so happy we didn't let our preconceived ideas deter our son from seeking out and finding such a wonderful fraternity. We now feel confident that being a Phi Psi will be one of the greatest experiences he will have at Iowa State.