Published: Monday, September 10, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012 02:09
Fraternity recruitment has officially begun at UNC with an Orientation Session at the University Center. Students thinking about pursuing Greek Life can take part in house tours tonight at 5:45 p.m.
During the house tours, recruits will visit the seven different fraternities within the Interfraternity Council: Alpha Kappa Lambda, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi and Sigma Chi.
This week is full of events that will allow students who are interested in Greek Life to get to know each fraternity and its members.
“I would encourage everyone to look at all the houses, and not just get fixated on one house so much that you might miss out on a house that could be a better fit,” said Patrick Hogan, president of Lambda Chi Alpha.
Students will have a second night of house tours tomorrow. Potential recruits should meet in the University Center at 5:45 p.m.
According to the IFC recruitment website, Individual Chapters will host their own events starting Wednesday.
When recruits visit the Lambda Chi Alpha house, Hogan said he enjoys showing new members that Greek Life is not the stereotypical lifestyle portrayed in some movies.
“I’m looking forward to recruitment because it’s nice to be able to talk about what a positive impact Greek Life has had in my life,” Hogan said.
After this week of recruitment events, the bidding process begins. Bids are offers to become an associate member or a pledge of that fraternity, according to the IFC website.
Bids may be issued as early as 12:01 a.m. Saturday. It is possible to receive a bid from more than one fraternity. Potential new members may sign with their chapter house of choice beginning Sunday.
“Recruitment is great because the students bring new ideas, and we are constantly growing and improving on campus,” said Charlie Charbonneau, president of Pi Kappa Phi. “We are constantly looking to bring in a new group of diverse men on campus.”
If a student has not registered to be a formal recruit, and has missed Recruitment Orientation, contact the IFC Vice President of Recruitment, Joshua Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.