Fraternity Rush concluded Aug. 26 with Bid Day, where 24 students accepted bids.
The three fraternities on campus are Lambda Chi Alpha, Kappa Sigma and Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI).
Rush was composed of two formal nights and Bid Day, although fraternities hosted other events during Stars Week.
The two formal nights were Thursday and Friday in Kramer School of Nursing. They consisted of formal presentations by members and/or alumni from each fraternity to prospective members.
Bid Day was in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel. Prospective members sat in the chapel, waiting for their names to be called. Once called, they received a bid card from Interfraternity Council members, which they could accept or reject. Unlike sorority recruitment, men might receive bids from multiple organizations. They choose which fraternity to join if they receive more than one bid.
Once every member either accepts or rejects a bid, all those who accepted run from the chapel to their fraternity house or a meeting location. After that, each fraternity has a brotherhood event to celebrate with their new brothers.
Lambda Chi Alpha added the most new members with 14. Kappa Sigma gained seven new members, and FIJI gained three.
Ben Patterson, Lambda Chi Alpha president, said their members had a lot of fun during Bid Day.
“It was a great time for the brotherhood,” he said.
There are also about five bids, which have neither been accepted or rejected yet.
Those bids belong to students who couldn’t be at Bid Day, said Josh Hall, assistant director of student life, intramural sports and recreation.
“They have been emailed, and they have seven days to accept or decline their bid,” he said.
The fraternities also have the ability to extend snap bids to other men.
“Thirty days after Bid Day, we can do snap bids. They can extend a bid to any man that they would like, as long as they let IFC know,” Hall said.
Members from Kappa Sigma and FIJI did not respond Monday for comment.