Greek life hosts formal recruitment

Fraternity Bid Day

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Members of Alpha Tau Omega welcome their newest pledge class.

By TEDDY VANCE, News Writer

Greek Life at Samford University continues to see year after year recruitment records. With the startup of a new ATO fraternity chapter and continued record enrollment, Greek life has had no shortage of students to join their fraternities and sororities.

The fraternity recruitment process took place from Friday, Sept. 19 to Monday, Sept. 22. Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, ATO and Pi Kappa Phi all had formal recruitment, and Lambda Chi is continuing informal recruitment, which doesn’t have a set bid day.

“The total number of registered participants for IFC formal fall recruitment was the second highest total for the IFC fraternities in nine years, with over 140 men participating,” Director of Greek Life Denny Bubrig said.

He also said the primary reason behind the increase of male participants is due to the re-establishment of the ATO fraternity, as well as an increased overall student population.

Recruitment numbers show that there is a big difference between the amount of females and males participating.

“The obvious reason for the difference in the numbers between fraternity recruitment and sorority recruitment is due to the Samford female-to-male ratio,” said Julianna Hallman, senior journalism and mass communication major and president of the Samford University Panhellenic Council.

Panhellenic sororities will have 372 participants in recruitment, another record year for enrollment.

For Panhellenic sororities, the next few days will see the main events of sorority recruitment process. Wednesday and Thursday of this week will be philanthropy days, Friday will be theme day, with Saturday being preference night and finally leading into Sunday being bid day for sororities.

Bid day was moved to Sunday to avoid the usual class disruptions that previous years have seen.

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