Fri. Oct 18th, 2019

U of L sororities gear up for spring recruitment

By Brooke Moody–

With the start of classes on Monday, campus organizations are gearing up for events and looking for new students to get involved. Greek organizations are no exception as some sororities begin spring recruitment as early as this week.

Some of the sororities participating in spring recruitment include Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Kappa Alpha Theta

  • Tuesday, Jan. 10
    • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Philanthropy showcase and mini pancake party
  • Wednesday, Jan. 11
    • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Sisterhood night, including games, popcorn and hot chocolate bar

Attire is casual and events will be held in the SAC Multi-Purpose Room on both nights.

Pi Beta Phi

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17
    • 7:30 p.m.
    • Ceramics
    • Casual attire
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18
    • 7:30 p.m.
    • Game night
    • Casual attire
  • Thursday, Jan. 19
    • 7:30 p.m.
    • Tea night
    • Dressy attire

All three nights of recruitment take place in the Pi Phi suite in Community Park.

Alpha Omicron Pi

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17
    • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Waffle and hot chocolate bar
    • Casual attire
    • Alpha Omicron Pi suite
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18
    • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Rock climbing
    • Athletic attire
    • Climb Nulu
  • Thursday, Jan. 19
    • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Preference night, with desserts provided
    • Attire: Black dresses
    • Alpha Omicron Pi suite

Zeta Tau Alpha

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17
    • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • House of Boom
    • Athletic attire
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18
    • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Hot chocolate, donuts and crafts will be provided
    • SAC Multi-Purpose Room
    • Casual attire

Attendees can expect the spring recruitment events to be an opportunity to get to know the values of each sorority and the chapter members, without the pressure that often comes with fall recruitment. Recruitment in the spring is known for being less formal and activities are more casual.

“We find it much easier to get to know girls through spring since it’s not as formal as fall, we can have casual, go-with-the-flow conversation,” Emily Hugenberg from Alpha Omicron Pi said.

“Spring recruitment gives an opportunity to meet more members of the chapter. And the potential new member is able to have more one-on-one conversations with chapter members,” Zeta Tau Alpha’s recruitment chair Carla Snyder said.

In addition, some people are unable to commit to a sorority during fall recruitment but become interested in a sorority by being involved on campus throughout the semester and meeting sorority members.

“Typically, people going through spring recruitment have an idea of what they want in a sorority so it is easier for them to make their decision,” Snyder said.

Not all sororities participate in spring recruitment, and the list of sorority recruitment events above is not extensive as some sororities wait for the Panhellenic Total to be finalized on Jan. 13, which will determine if the chapter can take new members.

Sororities will continue to announce whether or not they will host recruitment events using social media and other outlets. Kappa Delta, for example, will update Twitter and Instagram once they determine if they will be participating in spring recruitment. Those interested can follow them @kappadeltauofl.

Photo by Dalton Ray / The Louisville Cardinal

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