The Interfraternity Council hosted their rush week Aug. 26-29.
The informal night was Aug. 26, where each house hosted an event on campus and any men interested were invited to attend. The two following nights, Aug. 28 and 29 were formal and only those registered to rush were able to attend. The formal nights consisted of formal presentations by current members and/or alumni speakers.
Bid day was hosted Aug. 29 at the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Bid day consists of each man being called individually to be presented bid cards by the IFC President Mason Maidt and the IFC advisor from the houses they have been invited to join. Unlike sorority bids, the men may potentially receive two or three bids, rather than just one. If they receive more than one bid, they get to choose which organization they would like to be a part of.
Forty-one men rushed and all were offered bids.
“This year IFC has a 100 percent bid acceptance rate,” Maidt said.
Once all of the bids were accepted, all of the new members ran from the chapel to the house, or meeting place, of their new organizations.
Kappa Sigma received the most new members with 18, Lambda Chi Alpha received 16 and Phi Gamma Delta, also know as FIJI, received seven.
Each house hosts a brotherhood event after bid day. This year’s events included Kappa Sigma going to an Energy FC game, Lambda Chi Alpha going to Frontier City and FIJI going to Brickopolis.
“I think this was one of the smoothest recruitment processes I’ve seen in my time here and I’m very pleased,” Maidt said. “All of the houses presented themselves very well throughout the process and I’m sure they’ll keep it up throughout the year.”