Engineering freshman Rusty Cartwright finds it hard to combine his academic work with other activities, for which a pledge must be in or near the frat-house without delay. Rusty is told that he should have chosen earlier. The bickering between Kappa Tau and Omega Chi about each frat’s supposed superiority, leads to a dare made by the Seniors to be executed by their pledges. It’s the ill-defined game ‘beer pong’ in which a ball in a beer-cup scores and must be drunk by the looser; Rusty’s table tennis championship experience makes him ace this. However he then fears he must leave to save his study chances, but finds having frat brothers can also save a pledge’s bacon.