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Rush season for Greek Life ends Sunday
This week’s Rush for campus sororities and fraternities rolls to a finale Sunday, September 8.
With the start of a new school year, rush for Greek life organizations are helping new students and even returning students to look into which fraternities and sororities that may interest them.
“Use recruitment as an opportunity to learn about each of the organizations and find the best fit for you,” said Kaitlyn Kirk, Greek advisor, giving her best advice about how to approach Greek Life.
Sororities and fraternities are more than just a group of people to hang out with. They are groups of people to grow with and to support philanthropy and to be a part of the local community. Along with growing as people, there is an obvious sense of pride and unity among the members of Greek life at UAB.
“I would not be who I am today if it were not for the women of the chapter and the experiences we’ve shared,” said Kathryn Morse, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.
Ryan Johnson, a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, also believes that Greek Life is one of his best decisions in college.
“I would not be prepared for the real world after college without knowing things like how to make conversation in social settings,” said Johnson.
There are 22 sororities and fraternities across campus. There are four fraternities and four sororities that are in the National Panhellenic Council, two fraternities and two sororities that are a part of the Multicultural Greek Council, six fraternities that are a part of the Interfraternity Council, and four sororities that in the College Panhellenic Council.
“Keep an open mind about all of our organizations; they each have a lot to offer their members,” said Kirk.
UAB’s campus is filled with nationally recognized chapters and members who are passionate for the city and community of Birmingham. Greek students held at least 25 percent of the spots on either the President’s list or the Dean’s list for the spring semester of 2013.
Any full time students who are interested in joining a sorority or fraternity are eligible.