Greek Rush is back.
After COVID halted the regular style of rushing last summer, fraternities are finally back to a normal state with Greek Rush in the full swing of things already.
Fraternities have already started Interfraternity recruitment this summer following Greek Discovery Day in April where juniors and seniors in high school can come and get a taste of Greek life at OSU and see what it is all about. Sororities have not yet started their Panhellenic recruitment; It begins on Aug. 10 and goes through Aug. 15.
Now that school is out for the summer fraternities have started to ramp up the recruiting process and get to know their potential new members. Fraternities will spend the summer recruiting potential new members through a variety of events.
“Different chapters will have different activities like golfing, swimming, barbeques, any place where they can do an activity where they can get to know each other better," Elizabeth Greythorne of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs said.
This is a way for potential new members to get to know people who are actively in the chapter, and it is a good way to know if a specific chapter is a good fit for each specific person.
With the lifting of the mask mandate at OSU things have also started to go back to normal and that even includes Greek Rush. While they are still taking caution, things are finally starting to seem how they once were.
“Since the university has lifted the mask mandate it has gotten a little easier, each chapter has a Covid action plan so that the interfraternity council can overview it and make sure everything is good, if we think the event is not following the CDC guidelines, we will not let the event happen,” Kameron Kahoe, the Director of Recruitment for the Interfraternity Council, said.
This summer recruitment will at least be kind of what it once was before, exciting, fun and even a little hectic, but that is what it is all about.
“It is very hectic for the first couple weeks because each recruitment council will meet with potential new members in different regions, it gets very competitive” Kahoe said.
Despite it being hectic, Greek Rush is something most potential new members of Greek life at OSU are looking forward to.
It is safe to say that Interfraternity recruitment can be a fun time for potential new members of Greek life at OSU. Whether you are sitting back and having a hot dog or going golfing with a group of people who you just met, Greek Rush is a good way to get out of your comfort zone and meet new people and maybe even some new friends that could last you a lifetime.