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Essentially indicates that there is nothing for which Greek people cannot come up with a particular label.

Fabulous at being apparently unable to handle ambiguity or individuality of any variety, the term GDI is a universal label applied to all college students who choose not to participate in the Greek system.

Whether the apparent obsession with labeling everything belies rampant intellectual laziness, extreme insecurity expressed in a fear of what is "different" from a certain perspective, or both is an open question.

Either way, the same mentality extends beyond the categorization of the college social structure to brand names (are you a Chanel girl? an Abercrombie man? an Alpha-Delta-Zeta or a Kappa-Gamma-Blamma?), and beyond that to even more insidious forms of labeling, such as racism.

However, it all likely comes down to extreme insecurity being expressed in one particular way; label everything, achieve nothing, derive self-esteem instead from trying to look down upon anyone whom you define as an A instead of an B.
What's your label?

Huh?

I mean, what Sorority are you in?

None, I'm a human, an individual one even

No you're a GDI
by Alpha-Delta-Delta November 21, 2009
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"God Damn Independent"; A college student with the right mind to retain their dignity, individuality, and money by turning away the offers of the Greek system.
Yeah, I was pledging a frat, and I quit after being told constantly that I was "not an individual anymore". Plus, it was more work on top of my schoolwork. What a waste of time. Going back to being a GDI was the best decision I ever made.
by Jason G. June 25, 2005
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A GDI is pretty much everyone who wrote a whiney bitch definition of fraternity.
GDI: Since I didnt get a bid from a fraternity because im fucking lame, I'll go be a bitch about it on urban dictionary.
by Sigma Nu Until I Die November 07, 2010
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Shorthand version of the Global Defense Initiative, one of two factions in the Command & Conquer series of games.(Generally regarded as "the good guys".)
The GDI has Mammoth Tanks, while Nod has Stealth Tanks.
by Joseph D. Collins May 01, 2005
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A person who doesn't join a frat because they actually have morals. This person has more intelligence and common sense than any person who has ever joined a frat. They don't pay for fake friends but instead develop positive social skills and make real friends. They don't take shortcuts in life by cheating on tests and actually go to college to learn. Frat losers call these people nerds because they are jealous of how smart and individualistic they are. A GDI actually cares about the feelings of others and understands that life revolves around people other than themselves. They make college campuses a better place and give a better name to their school's reputation. If everyone was a GDI in life, the world would be a nearly perfect place.
Frat Douche: " So how does it feel to be a GDI haha? BTW I am laughing because my frat bro leader told me I'd be cool to him if I did this hahaa. I'm so stuck up and cool cause I am in a frat"
GDI: I actually feel like a real person and not some fake insecure frat douche who can't make decisions for himself".
FD: "But youre a GDI. It stands for something bad like um... Sorry I drank 40 beers yesterday, got rushed to the hospital after falling down a flight of stairs and cant remember anything. I even forgot my name. I think my frat bros can help me remember that later though"
GDI: " You sound like a pathetic moron and total tool. GDI stands for "God Damn Intellectual" a term you frat losers say because you lack intelligence and wish you had some"
FD: Ya I'm a total tool and you are right that is what it stands for. I totally forgot, Im so drunk now. Can I barf on you cause I'm cool that way? I wish I had some intelligence!"
GDI: "No but you can go lock yourself in that outhouse all night and dunk your head in the toilet 500 times like your frat bros told you too."
FD:" Ok!That def. sounds cool! And ya i love my frat bros so of course i'll do it! You think I be cool if I did that? Cooler than you cause I cant think for myself?"
GDI: "Yeah you definetely will be..." (smirking with other awesome GDI next to him)
FD quickly runs to outhouse, shuts door.
GDI to Other GDI: "Some people never learn."
Other GDI: True dat! Lets grab some grub and watch the Packers game!
by GB623456789TRX September 06, 2011
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GDI: An acronym for a non-fraternal individual who dislikes fraternites. A person who maintains an unnecessary and unfair negative opinion about men in a fraternity or similar greek organization. A poor soul forever damnned to the second social teir, that is, one below the social tier of a fraternity member. One who cannot understand the bond between fraternity brothers, and thus passes it off as "gay," insisting that fraternity men "buy their friends." An ignorant, depressed, pathetic individual who spends his Saturday nights drinking warm Giorgi's from a plastic cup in his dorm room, and then goes home to tell his buddies in high school how crazy college life is. A bitter, vengeful loser who lacks any social skills beyond those required to sucker free entry into a fraternity-sponsored event. The wierd red-headed kid who shows up at 2:30am to suck the last life out of your keg without paying, and then bad-mouths you behind your back. The skinhead tat-monkeys who stand outside 7-11 with their cut off combat vests, and bitch to the other townies about how pussy, college-going frat-boys are ruining their summers. The kids who talk a good fight until you point out that the other 30 guys at the bar are your fraternity brothers. A GDI does not get laid, but instead maintains that he is a sexual animal, who "just doesn't like sorority girls..." A GDI is a jealous, cold, closed-minded ultra-liberal with self-superiority convictions and an inability to exist comfortably without bashing people generally better than themselves to boost self esteem. A GDI is most of all a coward, who will smile and pay 5 dollars to drink all night, and then start a fight with someone in your house just for the hell of it. A GDI has friends, but only because he's not the only poor bastard playing connect-four in the common room at 3am on a weekend. A GDI is anyone who feels that a fraternity is gang filled with rapists and is completely devoid of morals. A GDI is a hypocrite, a liar, and a no-talent ass clown without dreams or aspirations beyond fucking another ugly girl this weekend...

God Damn Independents...
My buddy Tommy isn't in a fraternity, but he understands what we're about. Whereas Mark is just a fucking GDI.

That kid just tried to nip our Grey Goose, what a fucking GDI.

GDI's are just a bunch of fucko's.
by Umanoff August 13, 2006
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Also known as a dorm rat. A student that for whatever reason, wants no part of the greek system. They oftentimes sit alone in their dorms on weekends wondering whats going on in the outside world. They have a distinct unfounded hostility toward Greeks, but never hesitate to leach off of them, such as drinking their beer, or attending parties, from which they always end up going home alone. Many of them get all of their information on Greek life from TV and movies, they never bother to do any actual research. According to them, Greeks are "losers who have to pay for their friends." It never occured to them that one of their favorite celebrities is very likely a greek. It never occured to them that a "frat boy" could someday turn out to be, say, some of the greatest athletes/coaches of all time(Michael Jordan, Shaq, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, Orel Hershiser, Terry Bradshaw, John Elway, Jerry Rice, Emmit Smith, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Larry Brown, Mike Ditka, Tiger Woods, Jesse Owen, Troy Aikman, Lou Gehrig, just to name a few), some of the most famous actors/entertainers(Elvis Presley, Johnny Carson, David Letterman, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Bob Hope, Brad Pitt, Matt Groening, Steven Spielberg, Warren Beaty, Tom Selleck, Ron Jeremy, Paul Newman, Merv Griffin, Danny Thomas, James Dean, Harrison Ford, John Wayne, just to name a few), (Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackon, Nelson Mandela, 85% of US Supreme Court Justices, 76% of the Nations senators, all but two US presidents since 1825), a famous astronaut(everybody on the Apollo 11 crew), a famous business owner(43 of the 50 largest corporations in the nation are headed by "frat boys"), or even their mommy and daddy's boss. According to studies, only about half of GDI's end up graduating college, as opposed to 71% of Greeks.
That kid went GDI after getting blackballed by 2 fraternities.
by TKE468 January 02, 2006
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