Kappa Phi will host rush events to recruit new members this spring.
Kappa Phi is a nationwide Christian sisterhood with values of service, worship, fellowship, and study.
The group has about 35 active members who meet every Tuesday night. The group rushes every semester to allow new members to join. The theme of this semester’s recruitment is “Sugar Rush.”
Camryn Sanders, biomedical science senior, said Kappa Phi welcomed 15 new members from their fall rush and will welcome any number of sisters this semester.
“Many girls enjoy having the fall semester to adjust to college before they make a commitment to join a sisterhood,” Sanders said. “Our group is made up of many varying majors, denominations and interests, which makes our sisterhood so diverse.”
Kappa Phi members will host three rush events this month.
The first event is a popcorn and pajamas information meeting where women can enjoy a popcorn bar while participating in a question and answer session with current members. The session will cover topics including service projects, the process of becoming a member, dues, and sisterhood activities, Sanders said.
The event will be at 9 p.m. Jan. 17 in Watson Lounge in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel.
The second event is a devotional and game night hosted by Kappa Phi pledge moms at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 in Room 213 in Oklahoma United Methodist Hall.
The final event, “Sugar High with Kappa Phi,” will feature food, games and sisterhood activities. If they choose to, participants will have the opportunity to begin the process of becoming a member at the event, which begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in Watson Lounge in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel.
“Come join us at any event, anytime,” Sanders said. “We are happy to work around the schedules of those interested in joining to be sure they have the opportunity.”
Sanders joined Kappa Phi her first semester at OCU and said it was one of the best decisions she made.
“It is such a blessing to have sisters who share the same values and beliefs as you as we try to navigate through this time in our lives,” she said. “The devotionals and sisterhood activities always give me the strength and motivation I need to get through the week. Kappa Phi is just a place that feels like home.”
Callie Dewees, acting junior, said Kappa Phi brought her together with a great group of friends.
“It’s provided me with a very loving group of girls who not only support me as a person, a performer, and a leader, but help encourage my relationship with Christ,” Dewees said.