NSU Greek Life prepares for fraternity recruitment

Published 8/29/17

Taylor Brown

TNE Writer

Fraternity recruitment is quickly approaching at NSU. Every fall semester, Interfraternity Council and the Office of Fraternity/Sorority Life plan a week of events geared toward recruiting interested men for the social fraternities on campus. This year, five Greek organizations will be participating in formal recruitment: Kappa Sigma, Phi Lambda Chi, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Kappa Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsilon.

Each fall, men’s recruitment welcomes a large amount of students into Greek Life.

“I think a good percentage of the freshmen that came to NSU this semester will sign up for recruitment because of all the different events that each fraternity is putting on,” said John Webster, Phi Sigma Kappa member.

Webster said he is confident recruitment will have a good turnout because many organizations are doing quite a bit more this semester to catch the interest of students than they have in the past.

Recruitment is an easy way to meet a plethora of new people and explore a different aspect of college life.

“My favorite part about recruitment is just meeting all of these new potential members and hearing about their stories and where they are from,” said Cory Holsapple, IFC vice president of recruitment and retention. “Men should go through recruitment because there are not many things you will do in your college career that are as fulfilling as being a part of any one of the great organizations we have on our campus. Greek Life as a whole gives so much back to the community and it is amazing to see what we come together and do.”

Fraternity life offers the chance for students to become involved on campus and in the community, both organizationally and philanthropically. Each fraternity has a specific philanthropy it organizes events and raises money for. Aside from involvement, Greek Life is an efficient way to make connections with faculty and alumni, gain leadership experience and explore a comradeship that is not found in any other higher education organization.

Colton Strickland, IFC president, said men should go through recruitment to engage themselves with various organizations on campus, which can lead to many opportunities for their futures and careers.

Kristi Norris, coordinator of fraternity/sorority life and leadership, said men’s recruitment is a good opportunity to meet a lot of students and potentially find a group of people that could serve as one’s closest group of friends.

“It is a system that if you do not know a lot about it can seem intimidating, but actually going through the recruitment process can demystify it a little bit,” said Norris.

Men’s recruitment events will take place from Monday, Sept. 11 to Friday, Sept. 15. On Monday, IFC will give presentations over each fraternity chapter in the Webb Auditorium. On Tuesday, each chapter will give a 10-minute presentation in the Webb Auditorium and have 10-minute round robin interest sessions on the second floor of the University Center. Athletic events in Jack Dobbins Field House will follow. On Wednesday and Thursday, the chapters will have cookouts at various locations that will be announced during recruitment week. Each event from Monday to Thursday is at 6 p.m. Bid distribution is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Bid day begins at 3 p.m.

Additional information and a link to sign up can be found on the NSU Greek Life webpage.

For more information email, Holsapple at holsappc@nsuok.edu or Norris at norrisk@nsuok.edu.

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