About half of the 240 women who turned out at the first night of Kappa Delta’s recruitment this weekend were given bids to join GW’s newest sorority.
The chapter’s leadership announced Wednesday that 134 women received bids, on par with the average sorority chapter size at GW.
Leadership development consultants Kim Lewis and Whittney Haynes, who will help build up the chapter before it is officially installed in February, said they were ” blown away” by the positive response of potential new members and the Greek community across-the-board.
“The women we recruited are outstanding women who will build a strong foundation for the chapter and accomplish great things. We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend!” Lewis said in an email.
She added that the chapter was looking for “well-rounded women with a variety of skills and personalities and who were enthusiastic about colonizing a KD chapter at GW” when picking new members.
The women will now go through six weeks of educational sessions about joining Kappa Delta. The chapter will fill leadership positions next semester.
Lewis and Haynes did not return a request for comment about how many women participated in recruitment until the final day but did not receive bids.
Women who accepted bids from other chapters in spring or fall recruitment of 2012 were not permitted to join.