I don't think there's much you need to worry about as a freshman, except that, like has already been said, you don't want to do something that will be put on your permanent record. I would just encourage you to get good grades, participate in activities that interest you, and try to have a good social life.As for pledging, don't most people usually do it first semester of your freshman year? At Duke it was different...you had to wait until the second semester. Whenever you do it, your grades are going to suck. If you know you want to, you might as well get it over with first semester. It will be easier to explain crappy grades on your law school app if they come first semester than if they come later.My personal opinion is that it's better not to join a frat. Of course, the greek scene varies a lot from school to school. But I just thought the whole scene got very old after Freshman year. Oh wait, I can think of one mistake: don't go crazy at a party and do something dumb that will give you a bad reputation for the rest of your college career.
So what do you think are the top 5 mistakes of every college freshman?