Last year, a few weeks after Recruitment ended, three freshmen wrote about their experiences with sorority rush.
Recruitment begins Thursday night at 7 p.m. for the women in this year’s freshman class. Just as in years before them, they will undergo six nights of rush — meeting, greeting and striking up small talk with current sorority members — before receiving a bid. Some will accept their bid and go on to pledge any one of the 12 campus sorority chapters. Some will drop out of Recruitment before bid night.
A year after rush, our writers reflect on their decisions to pledge or not pledge, to drop out or stick it through.
|I’m extraordinarily happy that I’m not in a sorority.|
- Tracy Fuad
|I wouldn’t want to share it with anyone but my amazing sisters.|
- Aubrey Blanche
|I couldn’t imagine it fitting in with who I’ve become at Northwestern.|
- Jamie Wiebe
Fraternities, meanwhile, began offering bids last Tuesday evening, and Recruitment will continue through Jan. 10. Two writers discuss the decisions they made last year — to join or to not join a fraternity — and why that choice was right for them.