Rush is different for every school and every sorority. Examples of dirty rushing include telling a girl during rush that she has a guaranteed bid to a certain sorority or buying a potential new member dinner. I am a sorority-rushing dropout. If you receive a bid to a sorority that was not your top choice, you may want to assess whether or not you actually want to join. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. Other universities hold rush in the spring or have a less formal rolling recruitment process. Unfortunately, some women who really want bids don’t get them and wind up with hurt feelings instead. % of people told us that this article helped them. By using our site, you agree to our. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. Also, there is always walking and standing for who knows how long, and your feet will be killing you come to the end of the night. The chance to meet new friends in an organized atmosphere is a big draw when students consider Greek life. We're covering EVERYTHING about sorority recruitment - The good, the bad, and the ugly. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. During the recruitment rounds, try to share something unique about yourself. If you receive several bids, reflect on your experiences and what you know about each sorority to help you make a decision. College kids who are interested in Greek life typically go through a ritual known as rush, which consists of a series of social events and gatherings that allow prospective and current fraternity or sorority members to get to know each other. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. It's not something that I'm ashamed of, nor proud of. The dress code for rush varies widely, but as a general rule of thumb, try to avoid wearing anything that would be inappropriate for class. Rush Week Tips: Things to Do 1. The middle round or rounds usually involve a skit that allows each sorority to express their personality and values. You want to end up in the sorority that is the best fit for you, so it is important that you are honest and try to be yourself. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. You can always go through rush again, or if the process feels too formal, informal rush usually takes place throughout the year so you can have the opportunity to meet the sorority sisters and get to know them in a more relaxed atmosphere. This will only make you seem petty, which is not the impression you want to give. You can always go through rush again the next year, or you may find that sorority life is not the best fit for you. Day 1: Sorority Open House Day This is the most casual day in the entire sorority recruitment process. For example, if you are interested in pursuing a career in childhood education, you may want to join a sorority that works closely with a children’s charity. There is a lot of smiling and clapping and it can be hard to navigate. During rush, prospective candidates get to know the brothers in the house and vice versa to determine compatibility. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2021 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. While it is okay to say that you attended a social event and had a great time, you want to make a good impression and put your best foot forward. Sorority sisters may sing or put on the show to welcome potential members when they visit. The middle round or rounds of rush generally focus on teaching potential members about each sororities’ social events and philanthropies. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. The final round, often called Preference Night, tends to last longer than the earlier rounds (about 1 hour), giving you more time to get to know the members. It begins with Open Houses. By signing up you are agreeing to receive emails according to our privacy policy. The worst thing about going into a new situation is not knowing what you're in for. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards.