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Do not do this stuff in RealLife (please only include fictional examples here); people who do will be in serious legal and disciplinary trouble. After all, college students are legally adults, and these actions have true disruptive consequences.

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* ''Film/AnimalHouse''

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* ''Film/AnimalHouse''''Film/AnimalHouse'' is the TropeCodifier. By the start of the film, Delta House has already earned such a notorious reputation that [[DeanBitterman Dean Wormer]] puts them on "double-secret probation". Highlights include killing Neidermeyer's horse, an attempt to cheat on an exam that backfires because [[TheRival Omega House]] saw it coming and switched the answers, Otter sleeping with Wormer's wife at the TogaParty, and trashing the homecoming parade [[spoiler:after Wormer finally expels them]].


Fiction in which much of the humor comes from [[{{Fratbro}} fratboys]] getting [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy highly intoxicated and doing incredibly stupid, risky, and dangerous things]] and getting away with it. Usually has the main characters as a bunch of loveable rogues pitted against the evil [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocratic]] old money frathouses or oppressive [[DeanBitterman deans]]. Expect drinking, {{Mooning}}, and panty raids. Lots of panty raids.


May overlap with StonerFlick. Generally parallels with CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2. Almost always includes a WildTeenParty, with college officials replacing the parents. Often set at a StrawmanU. Compare AllGuysWantSororityWomen, the stereotyped portrayal of the fraternity's DistaffCounterpart, the sorority.

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Fiction in which much of the humor comes from [[{{Fratbro}} fratboys]] getting [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy highly intoxicated and doing incredibly stupid, risky, and dangerous things]] and getting away with it. Usually It usually has the main characters as a bunch of loveable rogues pitted against the evil [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocratic]] old money frathouses or oppressive [[DeanBitterman deans]]. Expect drinking, {{Mooning}}, and panty raids. Lots of panty raids.


May overlap with StonerFlick. Generally parallels with CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2. Almost always includes a WildTeenParty, with college officials replacing the parents. Often set at a StrawmanU. Compare AllGuysWantSororityWomen, the stereotyped portrayal of the fraternity's DistaffCounterpart, the sorority. sorority.

Do not do this stuff in RealLife (please only include fictional examples here); people who do will be in serious legal and disciplinary trouble. After all, college students are legally adults, and these actions have true disruptive consequences.


A work in which much of the humor comes from [[{{Fratbro}} fratboys]] getting [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy highly intoxicated and doing incredibly stupid, risky, and dangerous things]] and getting away with it. Usually has the main characters as a bunch of loveable rogues pitted against the evil [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocratic]] old money frathouses or oppressive [[DeanBitterman deans]]. Expect drinking, {{Mooning}}, and panty raids. Lots of panty raids.


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A work Fiction in which much of the humor comes from [[{{Fratbro}} fratboys]] getting [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy highly intoxicated and doing incredibly stupid, risky, and dangerous things]] and getting away with it. Usually has the main characters as a bunch of loveable rogues pitted against the evil [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocratic]] old money frathouses or oppressive [[DeanBitterman deans]]. Expect drinking, {{Mooning}}, and panty raids. Lots of panty raids.



A movie in which much of the humor comes from [[{{Fratbro}} fratboys]] getting [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy highly intoxicated and doing incredibly stupid, risky, and dangerous things]] and getting away with it. Usually has the main characters as a bunch of loveable rogues pitted against the evil [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocratic]] old money frathouses or oppressive [[DeanBitterman deans]]. Expect drinking, {{Mooning}}, and panty raids. Lots of panty raids.


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A movie work in which much of the humor comes from [[{{Fratbro}} fratboys]] getting [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy highly intoxicated and doing incredibly stupid, risky, and dangerous things]] and getting away with it. Usually has the main characters as a bunch of loveable rogues pitted against the evil [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocratic]] old money frathouses or oppressive [[DeanBitterman deans]]. Expect drinking, {{Mooning}}, and panty raids. Lots of panty raids.


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* Given a very dark {{Deconstruction}} in Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit via the Tau Omega Fraternity, which the SVU team has clashed with several times. Tau Omega's hazing rituals are horribly sadistic, the frat's reputation for sexual assault is an open secret, and the authority figures turn a blind eye due to the clout and money the members carry.


Suffice to say, when this happens in real life, people either get into serious legal trouble or neglect studying and drop out (or, at best, have a rude awakening).

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Suffice to say, when this happens in real life, people either get into serious legal trouble or neglect studying and drop out (or, at best, have a rude awakening).



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* Unseen University in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' doesn't have fraternities, because it's based on British universities, but student life is implied to largely consist of drinking and pranks. The ''Unseen University Diary'' lists a number of student traditions, all of which are basically pub crawls, and the page about the Junior Common Room states that the main purpose of this student organisation is "to get well and truly ratted".


* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': The Holliday Girls spend far more time participating in wacky sorority girl hijinx, and beating up Nazis, than they do going to class. This gets them in real trouble on occasion such as the time two of the Heyday triplets were kidnapped from the Girls' Haunted House mostly because the place was incredibly unsecured and no one knew where they were since the older girls grabbed them and tossed them in a truck to bring them there on a whim.

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* ''Franchise/WonderWoman'': ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' [[ComicBook/WonderWoman1942 Vol 1]]: The Holliday Girls spend far more time participating in wacky sorority girl hijinx, and beating up Nazis, than they do going to class. This gets them in real trouble on occasion such as the time two of the Heyday triplets were kidnapped from the Girls' Haunted House mostly because the place was incredibly unsecured and no one knew where they were since the older girls grabbed them and tossed them in a truck to bring them there on a whim.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'': Rocko engages in various kinds of these, particularly odd hazing rituals, to the embarrassment of his fratmates.
** The irony is that Rocko is the only one that fills in the fratboy stereotype. His other fratmates don't go for drinking, ogling at girls, or pulling pranks (Well, except for parties).

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}'': Rocko engages in various kinds of these, particularly odd hazing rituals, to the embarrassment of joined a frat expecting this trope, but his fratmates.
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frat brothers are just a bunch of regular guys who aren't like movie fratboys at all. Rocko is the only one that fills in the fratboy stereotype. His other fratmates don't go for drinking, ogling at girls, either doesn't care or pulling pranks (Well, except for parties).doesn't ''notice'' (maybe a bit of both) and simply gets up to Wacky Fratboy Hijinx on his own, much to his frat brothers' annoyance.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', "Copping an Attitude" has Dexter sent to college, where everyone but him is this. He eventually defrosts and become like one of them...too late, because every hipster FratBro has gone back to studying hard, much to his annoyance, so he stages up a massive party that gets him booted.


A movie in which much of the humor comes from [[{{Fratbro}} fratboys]] getting [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy highly intoxicated and doing incredibly stupid, risky, and dangerous things]] and getting away with it. Usually has the main characters as a bunch of loveable rogues pitted against the evil [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocratic]] old money frathouses or oppressive [[DeanBitterman deans]]. Expect panty raids. Lots of panty raids.

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A movie in which much of the humor comes from [[{{Fratbro}} fratboys]] getting [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy highly intoxicated and doing incredibly stupid, risky, and dangerous things]] and getting away with it. Usually has the main characters as a bunch of loveable rogues pitted against the evil [[AristocratsAreEvil aristocratic]] old money frathouses or oppressive [[DeanBitterman deans]]. Expect drinking, {{Mooning}}, and panty raids. Lots of panty raids.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' season 19 premiere, Stunning and Brave, PC Delta, a fraternity themed around PC culture, engages in hijinks such as [[ItMakesSenseInContext waking up Kyle with air horns and putting pigs in his bedroom]].

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