Information for Your Final Week of Rush
As we are entering our last week of Greek Rush, we just wanted to remind everyone of a few things and give you some helpful information. This last week will consist of formal smokers, bid hand out and bid acceptance. This will mean having to make some decisions, which can be an exciting time for all of you!
Fraternity smokers are this week Monday-Wednesday. A smoker is a formal rush event that acts as a question/answer session for you to get any final question marks cleared up before making your final decision as to what group you would like to join. Each fraternity has a separate time so that you can attend all of those that you may be thinking about and can help form your opinion as to which group you would like to join.
Thursday night of this week is when bids will go out. A bid is a formal invitation stating that a prospective fraternity has taken interest in you and would like you to join their organization. Once you have been given a bid, you can either choose to accept or deny the invitation. You can only accept one bid if you have been given multiple since you can only join one fraternity.
Friday and Saturday will be bid acceptance in the McIntosh Center outside of the cafeteria. There will be a table where you will sign a paper for the school saying that you are joining a social fraternity and which one you intend to join so the school can put you on their rosters. After completing this step, you will begin the pledging/new member education period where the prospective fraternity you have chosen to join will take you through their organization history and what they do as a group.
I hope you all find this time of year as exciting as we do! Joining a Greek organization will provide you with so many opportunities to shape yourself as a leader and a professional. The friendships and experiences you will encounter will be unsurpassed from any other group you could join in your time at Ohio Northern.
Anthony Fritz, firstname.lastname@example.org, IFC VP of Recruitment