By: Johanna Marano February 12, 2017
It’s once again that time of the year, but no I don’t mean Valentine’s Day. I suppose I mean it’s once again that time of the semester. You all know what I’m talking about. It’s that time after the first two weeks or so when all of a sudden there is so much going on. Students are extremely busy and always seem to be running around campus. How did we go from trying to settle back in to the college life and catching up with friends to having an insane amount of assignments due all in the blink of an eye?
Aside from all the homework and studying, there are countless other things happening here on campus. There are various sports teams, clubs and organizations, and events on campus. One of the most notable functions taking place on campus right now are the numerous rush events for our Greek life. This time is also known as new member recruitment.
There are currently six sororities and fraternities on campus. Our sororities include Sigma Alpha, Delta Epsilon Beta, and Omega Chi. Our fraternities include Alpha Gamma Rho and Rho Epsilon Kappa. The final fraternity is Alpha Phi Omega, which is actually co-ed. Each Greek group is very different and it is important to learn what each is all about, what they promote, and what they stand for when choosing one.
This is why rush events are so crucial to helping students decide if Greek life is for them. Rush events are usually held over a week or two and act as an “open house” for students to come out and learn about the various sororities and fraternities on campus. These events and activities held by each group including but not limited to things such as doing crafts, playing dodgeball, and even line dancing.
It is encouraged for students of all majors and interests to come out to these free events put on by our Greek life. It is a great way for students to meet current members and get information on the sorority or fraternity. Ultimately, it is a way to help students determine if they could see themselves apart of the Greek life here on campus. It is also a time for current members to learn about prospective recruits and see if they would thrive and benefit from the Greek community.
If you think Greek life is for you, or even if you haven’t, it’s a really great idea to go out to these events and just see all DelVal has to offer. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people say they were never interested in Greek life, but by going out to an event changed their mind and perspective. So you’ll never know unless you go out and try. Who knows you may catch the rush that is in the air and join DelVal’s Greek life.