Greek Briefs

Fraternities welcome 167 new members

Fraternity rush ended last week, and an additional 167 male students on campus now call themselves members of one of GW’s 12 recognized fraternities.

GW’s fraternity oversight organization, the Interfraternity Council, for the second year in a row had an expanded two-week rush period, which gave prospective members the chance to visit with more fraternities, IFC President David Upbin said. Previously, rush lasted one week.

“Presidents and rush chairs are still satisfied with the two-week rush period, for it gives rushees the opportunity to explore more options,” Upbin, a senior, wrote in an e-mail.

“With the one-week period, we found that rushees were only able to attend events held by two, maybe three chapters. Now, there is no reason why someone wouldn’t be able to visit upwards of seven or eight chapters,” he continued.

The council reported that the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity recruited the most new members, giving 28 bids, or offers to join the fraternity. Pi Kappa Alpha gave out 23 bids, Kappa Sigma handed down 21 bids and Phi Kappa Psi also recruited 21 new members. All other fraternities recruited less than 20 new members.

-Rony Rothken

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