Greek Life welcomes new members with Recruitment Week

All members of Greek Life here at Virginia Wesleyan University were eager to get back to in-person events for Rush Week this year. 

“One of the main things we saw during Rush Week was a great shift in interest for Greek Life. We saw an incredible turnout, more than we have had in a while,” President of Sigma Nu Cecil Hylton said.

Rush Week is a period of time dedicated to introducing interested students to the different sororities and fraternities on campus. It allows students to learn more about Greek Life, while also becoming acquainted with its members as well. This year, VWU students began rushing during the week of Sept. 6 and the week of Sept. 13.

Rush Week was characterized by a variety of events which were held by all recruiting sororities and fraternities at VWU— ranging from cookie decorating to golf competitions. 

Among the events put on by the Panhellenic sororities, S’mores and Open Doors was a big hit. Here, potential new members were offered the opportunity to join the sororities by a campfire, check out their townhouses and, of course, eat s’mores. 

Some other top events that were held by VWU’s sororities included Mad Lib Painting and Minute to Win It. Pertaining to the events put on by the fraternities here at VWU, Water Warzone and Top Golf had two of the biggest turnouts. 

At the end of the week, all of VWU’s Greek organizations, both sororities and fraternities held invite-only events to ultimately decide who they wanted to bid for— who they wanted to join their chapters. 

“Bid Day is so much fun because it is a huge celebration of welcoming new members to your organization that you love so much, and it allows your organization to expand and grow,” President of Phi Sigma Sigma Megan Coffren said. “It is also a celebration of all the hard work that your organization has put into recruitment season.”

Following the last day of Rush Week, a Running Home ceremony was held by sororities and Association events were held by fraternities to welcome their newest members. There was a lot of interest in Greek Life this year, which led to the addition of a lot of new members. 

Stay on the lookout for some exciting upcoming events being put on by our Greek organizations here at VWU!

By Carey Seay