Greeks look to freshmen for new ‘crop’

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Raelene Willis

For freshmen and students who missed last semester, now is the time to hop on the Greek boat as rush week nears.

“It’s not about which house you’re in,” said Chandler Ellman, president of the Panhellenic Council. “It’s about going Greek.”

This will be the first time freshmen can formally rush this school year, following the Greek Task Force rule. Sororities and fraternities have been waiting for this semester because many of their new members come from the freshmen class, said Chris Schaeffer, public relations officer for Phi Kappa Tau.

Freshmen are “the crop” of fraternities’ recruitment, he said.

To start recruitment, sororities will have an orientation meeting at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium. Rush week is Feb. 15 to 19.

For fraternities, rush is Feb. 18 to 22. The fraternities will meet at 7 p.m. every Monday in BMU, Room 209.

Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and be taking at least 12 units to join.

For more information on rush or organizations visit the Student Activities Office.

Raelene Willis can be reached at<a href= “mailto:[email protected]”>[email protected]</a>

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