Even those who only have a cursory familiarity with Bert Kreischer will be aware that he’s a chaotic and wild character, throwing out almost impossible to believe anecdotes involving his out-of-control partying as a student. Which fraternity was lucky enough to have Kreischer added to its roster?
Bert Kreischer was a part of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. The university that was home to his fraternity was Florida State University, which was also listed as the top “party school” by The Princeton Review.
Not only was he a part of a fraternity at the top “party school,” but Kreischer was also the man voted as being the most hardcore partyer there.
In a culture that’s already known for treating partying like the most important part of further education, Kreischer sets himself apart from the rest of the competition when it comes to his enthusiasm and his antics.
Alpha Tau Omega
Bert Kreischer’s fraternity of choice, the Alpha Tau Omega, is a social fraternity that has a rich and storied history throughout the universities of America. With tens of active chapters spanning the United States, fraternities like Alpha Tau Omega offer a unique framework to socialize and make new connections.
In fact, when you combine both the active and inactive chapters together, you get a number that reaches up into the hundreds. During the pandemic that started in early 2020, the chapter that Kreischer attended at Florida State University found itself on the “inactive” list following a suspension.
Long before any talks of suspensions, however, was the era of Kreischer.
By the sound of the many stories, anecdotes, and near mythological legends surrounding Kreischer, the hallowed history of his fraternity and risks of suspension for any reason were likely the furthest thing away from his mind when he joined.
The Party King
Crowning anyone as royalty in a field as subjective as partying seems an almost impossible task, but the legend that Kreischer built up for himself during his time at Florida State University seems to leave little doubt about the validity of his claim to the party throne.
The university was already a notorious haven for the wildest and craziest parties that the lifestyle could muster, even being named the number one school if partying was at the forefront of your mind.
Just like Kreischer’s crown, that “top party school” accolade that Florida State University brandished wasn’t just an endearingly self-appointed title, it was pretty much regarded as being a cold hard fact.
According to articles about the subject, students in universities across America were polled on their lifestyles, and among the more useful information were statistics regarding drinking, drug use, and socializing.
The exact statistics are unclear, but everything that was collected pointed clearly towards Florida State University as being the number one spot to party. So, imagine you are Kreischer and you are already regarded as being a one-man army at parties, it simply logically follows that you pursue the goal of being the top partier.
As a champion for a fun-loving party-crazed portion of the university population, Kreischer crusaded hard in his quest for the number one spot, bringing a sort of infamous glory to both the university and his fraternity.
It’s not simply boasting on the part of Kreischer either that has given birth to this reputation, or the rumors of a few individuals, his activities have been fairly well documented.
Amongst a sea of examples that could serve as a perfect way to illustrate his nature, one stands alone in regards to his relationship with his fraternity. According to the article above, Kreischer made a run for fraternity president by making a speech in the nude.
Those kinds of stories just continue on and on, and one has to wonder if part of the reason that Florida State University received the party honors that it did was something to do with the work put in by prime Kreischer.
If nothing else, his escapades at the university and with his fraternity have at least been a good source of material to draw on both for himself as a comedian, and for Hollywood. As bizarre as it sounds, a movie starring Ryan Reynolds actually used the article focused on him as a blueprint for a movie!