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Sorority Recruitment Kicks Off Today

Ed’s Note:  Writing on the Mall Reached out to Panhellenic Council for an article regarding Sorority Recruitment.  The following was written by Ally Janakis, the Vice President of Public Relations for PHC.

DSCF1236With the campus all a flurry and recruitment finally here, one cannot help but hear “Be More, Be Greek.” Although this does not literally mean Greek as in baklava and Greek gods, it is the world of sisterhood and philanthropy.

Every female student is given the opportunity to go through Recruitment at Marietta College. There are upperclassmen that disaffiliate from their chapter to help women through the recruitment process called Rho Gammas. Their job is to be unbiased and to answer questions and help women make the choice that is best for them.

DSCF1138There are three sororities on campus including Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega and Sigma Kappa. Recruitment for sororities will be held the week of September 6 through 10. Although Greek life is not for everyone, it is definitely an important aspect of college to try. As an incoming freshman, Greek life allows women to meet other freshmen women and also upperclassmen.

Recruitment for women involves different themed nights where potential new members are given an inside look at each sorority in hopes that they find one they feel they belong with. It begins with Monday and Tuesday being open houses and gives interested women a chance to visit each house.

Wednesday is chapter day. This is when each house explains what is unique to their chapter at Marietta College. Wednesday is also a chance for women to begin making a decision as to which house they feel most at home in.

Thursday night is a very special night for affiliated women and interested women. Thursday is Preference Night. This is when women are given an inside look at sisterhood and are invited to follow their heart to whichever house they liked the best. Following Preference Night women sign a card agreeing to accept a bid from whichever houses they write down. However, there is no obligation to join a sorority or fraternity if one chooses to go through Recruitment.

DSCF1234Friday is the final and most exciting day because the interested women receive their bids and are welcomed home into their respective houses. Most of the Greek community comes to witness Bid Day outside of Andrews Hall. Each sorority house is filled with excitement as they anxiously await their new girls and also to welcome their Rho Gammas back.

“Sorority life offers so much from lifelong friendships, leadership development, community service, social activities and more,” says Kelly Querry ’11, Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment. “The sorority life is a home away from home for many young women and it is a place to grow and mature.”

Although each house has its own character, they all have similar standards they must maintain. Every house has a required GPA that must be upheld, philanthropies they support by doing community service and raising money and some houses have study hours. Along with this, there is a lot of Greek involvement on campus. Greeks hold many leadership positions on campus including roles on many Executive Boards.

Each sorority has its own house with a housemother that serves as a live-in R.A.

Some of the benefits of Greek life include lifelong connections. Being a part of a national organization opens doors for employment and also provides alumni chapters all over the country that are there to help you if you move somewhere new. The idea is if you move someplace new you will have sisters there to take you to a dinner and tell you all the best places to go. Greek life also provides many chances to practice leadership. A good number of U.S. Presidents have been affiliated with fraternities.

“To incoming freshmen: at least try out Rush and Recruitment; some of our most involved Greek leaders on campus would tell you they never planned on going Greek when they came to Marietta College,” said Ryan Nolen’12 . “At least give it a try, you could end up with some of the greatest friendships and opportunities during your four year run here at Marietta.”

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Posted by    Date: Monday, September 6, 2010

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WATCH: Video of Student Senate VP Debate

Student Senate Elections are TODAY and TOMORROW from 11 AM to 1 PM and 5 PM to 7 PM in front of Gilman Dining Hall. Make sure your voice is heard, and VOTE!

Watch Vice President Candidates Ryan Ellis and Ryan Nolan discuss the issues at last night’s Student Senate Candidates Event.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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