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Formal fraternity and sorority recruitment in process

September 8, 2017

photo courtesy of Monmouth College

Over the past two weeks, the Greek community has been working to add new members to their organizations. Formal Panhellenic recruitment took place from August 22nd until Bid Day on August 26th. In total, Alpha Xi Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Pi Beta Phi gained 47 new members.

Men’s fraternity recruitment has also been under way since Friday, September 2nd. There is an estimate of 50-60 potential new members joining the fraternity community, which includes Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Zeta Beta Tau. Potential new members of Monmouth College’s four Interfraternity Council organizations have had the opportunity to attend various recruitment events, and fraternity Bid Night will take place on Friday, September 8th. Zeta Beta Tau member Ben Nelson said that the recruitment process is “going well and active members are looking forward to adding brothers to their chapter.”

Pi Beta Phi president Abby Baldocchi said that her organization gained 15 new members. Along with a growth in numbers to the chapter, Baldocchi was pleased to find that the Panhellenic community also grew and bonded through the formal recruitment process. She said, “going through recruitment is a way to establish a family away from home,” and it was great to see new members find their homes.

Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Max Seisser said that the Greek community has some of the most involved students on campus, both within Greek life and in outside organizations. Seisser explained, “students in Greek life take pride in academics and service for the community,” and they are often sought after to volunteer and raise money for their philanthropies. Similar to Baldocchi’s thoughts on Greek life being a place to establish a family, Seisser also added that joining a fraternity or sorority gives incoming freshmen upperclassmen mentors to help them throughout college, which can be a difficult transition to go at alone.

Kaelin Sommer
News Editor

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