After beginning the recruitment process, I’m proud to say I made it through the second week! This has been one of the craziest things I’ve experienced in college so far, but I’m so glad I stuck with it. Here’s how I concluded rush week!
Day 4: Sisterhood
I patiently waited all week for the sisterhood round to arrive. I was extremely nervous to see which chapters had asked to see me again. When I received my schedule for the day, I was completely surprised. I was asked back by fewer chapters than I was expecting. Some of my favorites had dropped me, and I considered dropping out of the whole process. However, I was persistent and determined to make it until the end, so I continued rushing. I got to speak to some of the same girls in the houses again, and ultimately started to see where I belonged.
Day 5: Preference Round
Preference round was the final round of rush week. After receiving our last schedule, many girls withdrew from the process. Their favorites had dropped them, and they had no desire to continue. I respected many of the girls’ decisions to withdraw from the process because joining a sorority comes with a hefty price tag. I do not think you should join a sorority if you’re not 100% happy with the one that chooses you. You should be spending your money on something you absolutely love. I was content with my schedule, so I continued through preference round, and had a very difficult decision to make the end of the day (ranking the chapters I visited).
Alas, for I made it to Bid Day! After two long, exhausting and exciting weeks, the wait was finally over. Hundreds of girls eagerly held their bid cards in the Union Ballroom as the Vice President of recruitment counted down from five. As we opened our cards, nothing but pure joy filled the room. We ran to find our new sisters and continued to run all the way to the chapter house. The rest of the evening was one big celebration, those of us that continued to the end had finally found our new homes.
My bid day buddy and I
I have not been initiated yet, but I am currently a new member of the Delta Zeta sorority! I couldn’t be happier with my decision to participate in this process. Although it was very tedious and stressful at times, this experience has taught me so much about myself. Whether or not any of you decide to rush a sorority or fraternity, just remember to always stay true to yourself in all of your endeavors.