Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Sorority Recruitment, Fraternity Rush Encourages Students to Go Greek

BIG RAPIDS — The beginning of the school year denotes many things, but for Greek life on Ferris State University’s campus it means recruitment. Sororities and fraternities use the fall to add members to their chapters on campus. 

Fraternity Rush is a continuous process where each Fraternity hosts multiple events at locations of their choosing. Sorority Recruitment takes place Thursday, Sept. 6 through Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Rankin Student Center.

These events give students the opportunity to meet representatives from each social sorority and fraternity and learn more about Greek life.

“Being Greek is definitely an opportunity to become a leader, because it doesn’t just lead to other Greek connections.’ said Amber Balmer, Panhellenic Council adviser. “Going Greek leads to more leadership roles, e-board positions, and potentially future jobs. Being Greek opens the door to many things.” 

The first night of Sorority recruitment takes place at 6 p.m. at Quiznos in the Rankin Center on campus. Dress for the event is casual. Friday’s event is Philanthropy Night, and Sept. 8 is Bid Day and a spirit competition.

There are six sororities on campus: Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Zeta, Phi Sigma Sigma and Zeta Tau Alpha. 

The nine fraternities on campus are: Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Chi Rho, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Lambda Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. 

The organizations differentiate themselves from one another through specific values and traditions. Each organization offers philanthropic events, volunteer opportunities and other personal-development programs.

For more information about the Sorority Recruitment event at Ferris, visit Fall 2012 Sorority Recruitment on Facebook:

For more information on Fraternity Rush, contact Interfraternity Council President Marcus Sedmak by e-mailing him at

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