Rush week went full speed as ABAC’s sorority and fraternities started narrowing down the potential list of members. ABAC’s only sorority, Sigma Alpha, had its biggest turnout to date as a total of 65 girls came to their mixer. Out of those 65 girls, 35 met the five requirements of becoming a sister—but that could still change, sorority members said.
Throughout the week, Sigma Alpha hosted different events for the pledges with the main goal of talking to the girls and getting to know who they are. Lacy Stephens stated that they look for social girls who stand apart from everyone else.
The Lambda Sigma Upsilon fraternity has a different approach for initiating its pledges. They must join in the associate process (test run) for one semester before they are able to actually be a part of the fraternity. This process also helps the pledges build relationships with their future frat brothers. Freddie Munoz stated that LSU looks for guys that do the most work, work best with others and have drive. He also said that if you are proactive and want help reaching your full potential, then this is the fraternity for you.
Alex Christidis said Alpha Gamma Rho would love to have as many pledges as it can, but the fraternity prefers to have pledges who are interested in and connected to agriculture. Honesty and integrity are a couple of other things they look for in new members.The activities for AGR rush week included fun things like kickball and casino night, but Fridays festivities were only for those invited back. As of now, there are 16 pledges but that could be narrowed down after interviews, Christidis said.
Kappa Sigma pledges get the opportunity to attend meetings to see how the fraternity works and become familiar with the brothers. They promote involvement and participation by attending meetings. They look for guys who will improve their fraternity by committing to community service projects and leadership programs.