By Katie Alsup, Staff Writer
Fraternity Rush events were moved this week due to expected weather conditions.
Margaritaville, Kappa Sigma’s event, and Back Yard Bash, Lambda Chi Alpha’s event, were moved to from Wednesday to Tuesday night in hopes of combating a forecast of 100 percent chance of rain Wednesday.
“The attendance at Margaritaville was our main focus,” said Ethan Davis, Kappa Sigma president. “Rain would be more conducive to our other event, Wet n’ Wild.”
Plans were made Monday to switch the events, said Josh Attaway, Lambda Chi Alpha president.
“The decision didn’t worry us too much,” he said.
Tuesday night met the expectations of officials of the fraternities.
“Bobo’s had a huge turnout,” said Davis of Kappa Sigma’s Margaritaville. “We were pleased with it.”
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity members experienced one of the largest turnouts they could remember, Attaway said.
“The rain didn’t deter from the event,” he said. “And we had 20 more people sign up for rush that night.”
Kappa Sigma adapted to the circumstances of the weather, Davis said.
“We brought in black light and glow sticks and turned out basement into a dance floor,” he said. “And we still had people play in the rain.”
Both presidents anticipate a large number of men in their houses during the remainder of rush.
“The last number we heard was 75, but we aren’t sure if that includes last night’s sign ups or not,” Attaway said.
Interfraternal Council officials also are pleased with how rush is going, despite weather conditions.
David Scott, IFC Rush director, said rush is going well despite some obstacles, such as the weather.
Scott is the liason between the IFC and the houses and in charge of planning formal nights with the houses.
The weather had no effect on the switched events, Scott said.
“For Wet n’ Wild the rain enhanced the event and Toga Foam was indoors, so there was no major conflict,” he said. “It’s now up to the houses to get the guys they want.”