Students from across campus gathered on the quad on Monday, Sept. 21 as over 200 women ran from the Wright Center to join their new sorority houses.
“I think that the recruitment process for this year went fairly well,” Direct of Greek Life Dr. Denny Bubrig said. “I wouldn’t trade this year at all.”
The recruiment process bgena on Sunday, Sept. 17 with open houses at each of the five sorority houses. Formal recruitment parties continued later that week with “Philanthropy Night” on Thursday and Friday, “Theme Night” on Saturday and finally coming to a close with “Preference Night” on Sunday.
Surprisingly, only six women were formally released from recruitment.
“The idea of only six women being released out of the process altogether and only two not matching on bid day is almost unheard of,” Bubrig said.
Each of the five sororities on campus reached quota with some pledging their highest numbers yet. Alpha Omicron Pi gave out 50 bids helping them reach their highest numbers since establishing their charter on campus in 1995.
“I am extremely proud of AOII’s recruitment this year,” Fallon Foti, junior accounting major and vice president of membership recruitment for AOII said.
“The entire chapter spent countless hours preparing for the process and we could not be more excited to welcome our new member class.”
Bubrig looks forward to beginning preparations for next year’s recruitment.
“Once everyone has a chance to take a breath and step back from it for a minute we are going to reconvene and start working on 2012,” Bubrig said.