There’s a lot of pressure whether to join a fraternity/sorority in your first semester of college. Since I took summer classes, I met a lot of the fraternity brothers, and in general got a feel for where I would want to rush in the fall.
“Rush Week” is a week where students can visit every fraternity house on or off campus. During this time you talk to the brothers of a fraternity and see what they can offer you and help you make your four years in college beneficial. This week may be exhausting and time consuming, but it is very important to be yourself every time you go visit a fraternity.
When fall came around, I visited a few fraternities, but I couldn’t find any fraternity where I fit in. It didn’t bother me that I couldn’t be inducted with all the other freshman in the fall, but for some people that may crush their dreams.
That’s when I remembered Spring rush. Rush week in the Spring is a more laid back version of fall rush, because fewer people rush that semester. It’s not uncommon to join during spring rush, and I accepted a bid during rush week. In spring rush, you do the same things that fall rush does, but you get closer with your pledge brothers because there are fewer of you.
I love it so far, mainly because I can talk to the brothers that just got initiated in the fall about tips and tricks of how to survive my pledge semester. Just know that wherever you go, make sure it’s for the right reasons. And don’t feel pressured to join a fraternity in the fall, you have all the time in the world to make the right decision about Greek life.