Caitlin Bailey, Staff Writer
Why Spring Recruitment? Bryon Ecker, a brother of Kappa Alpha, went through Spring Recruitment last year. He has a special perspective on the process this year. He says, “Spring Recruitment can be an untapped market because you’ve got freshman coming in the fall who said no to Greek life but regretted it, or you have people who transfer in.”
Unlike last year, all four sororities of the National Panhellenic Conference on campus had recruitment events this year. Pi Kappa Phi and KA also held events. Needless to say, Greek life is expanding on campus for 2018.
The first event for Wingate’s Greek life was on Jan. 16th. It was an IFC Info Night Dinner at Laverne where potential new members could meet both fraternities.
The next day on Jan. 17th, Pi Kapp held a dodgeball tournament in McGee. KA had a video game night on the 18th in the DPC. Some of the games they played were Call of Duty and Mario Kart.
Pi Kapp also had a video game night but in their apartment on the 22nd, and they played Call of Duty as well, along with other games. On Jan. 23, KA played capture the flag and football at Campus Lake. On Jan. 24, Pi Kapp had volleyball game planned but due to weather changed it to basketball in McGee.
KA ended their events with a bonfire at Campus Lake on Jan. 25, where they had hamburgers and hotdogs and a bid dinner on the 30th. According to Bryon, KA should know who their bids are on Feb. 5th. After Pi Kapp has their bid dinner, they will vote on who they want to give bids to.
The first event for the sororities was Alpha Xi Delta’s Sip & See on Jan. 18. It was originally scheduled to be in the Fellowship Hall but was moved to Hayes 209 due to weather.
Alpha Omicron Pi had the next event which was on Jan. 24. It was a spa night. Chloe Wellins, a sister of AOPi, said “We talked with the girls, showed our sisterhood video, and sisters talked about their experience in Greek life.” They also had desserts. AOPi gave out four bids on Jan. 29 and will be giving two more out.
Chi Omega had Coffee with the Chi O’s on Jan. 29 in Hayes 113.
The last event was Sigma Simga Sigma’s Donut You Want to be a Sigma. Tri Sigma’s Recruitment Director Kaley Geer said, “I’m very proud of our chapter for putting on a successful recruitment event and can’t wait to welcome our new sisters!” Tri Sigma will hold another recruitment event on Feb. 9.
Wingate’s Greek life definitely stepped up this spring semester and showed potential new members what it has to offer. New members got to see what each organization had to offer in a more relaxed setting than Fall Recruitment. Each new member will add something special to each organization. The future of Greek life at Wingate looks bright.
Edited by: Brea Childs