Greek recruitment during rush week offers people a good opportunity to get involved on campus, meet other people and learn what each fraternity and sorority is all about.
There are over 30 fraternities and sororities on CSUN’s campus and students interested in rushing can get more information through the Matador Involvement Center or by checking out the billboards for individual groups on campus. There are six Pan-Hellenic Council Sororities and 13 Inter -Fraternity Council fraternities on campus. All fraternities are rushing this spring semester and all sororities are rushing except Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Greek organizations don’t normally rush in spring, but will offer invitations to join if their quota is not met. Spring rush is much less formal than fall and many sororities recruit by word of mouth or friends in Greek organizations.
“We welcome anybody and everybody with open arms,” said Terrell Brown, spring recruitment chair for Pi Kappa Phi.
The brothers of Pi Kappa Phi are having a BBQ bash at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Dearborne Park to kick off spring rush. Starting next Tuesday they are having events on campus including an ice cream social, laser tag night and a hookah/freestyle night.
IFC organizations are social fraternities on campus that put an emphasis on brotherhood, academics, community service and leadership.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, another IFC fraternity, is recruiting this semester with meet and greet events Feb. 5 through Feb. 9 in the University Student Union. For more information students can go to the website http://www.joinsae.com/ or call the rush hotline at (818) 428-1512.
It is an opportunity to “help shape and make something your own,” Jonathan Bonesteel, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, said. “It’s a great experience in college both socially and academically.”
Another IFC fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau, will also be at the USU on Feb. 5 with games and food. Wednesday they will be having a rock night with Guitar Hero, air guitar, a lip-synching contest and pizza, Thursday will be sports night with darts, foosball, ping pong and philly cheese steaks and Friday will be a hookah night with a belly dancer and pita and hummus.
ZBT’s rush events for Feb. 5 to Feb. 9 start at 7 p.m. and are at their house at 18452 Halsted Street, culminating with a root beer keg party and broomball on Saturday.
“AOPi is one of the most diverse sororities we have here,” Liberty Zabala, a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, said. “We have a really great bond. Each AOPi girl knows each other and they’re willing to help no matter what.”
Zabala said for information or those who are interested in rushing should go to the Alpha Omicron Pi house on Zelzah located across the street from the G3 parking lot.
Alpha Xi Delta is doing sorority dinners at their house at 17720 Halsted Street tonight and Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. They will also be having a carnival-style event with games and activities called MarXi Gras on Feb. 13.
Alpha Xi Delta President Elonna Ratman, 21, said the best way to find out about a sorority is to ask someone in one. Ratman said all sorority sisters are required to wear their “letters” or organization’s t-shirts the weeks during rush so girls interested in rushing will know who is who.
Ratman also advised interested students to check out the billboards near the bookstore and Matador Walk that provides the house schedule.