Rush Week at C.W. Post
By Kathleen Joyce
Last week was the C.W. Post’s Greek Life Rush Week. Rush Week is the introduction to a sorority/fraternity. Students of Greek Life lead those who are interested in joining through a week that hosts various events such as campus touring, games, informational, and competitions. The events, dates and times are listed on their websites or can be found from an e-mail to the Greek Life organization.
Delta Phi Epsilon hosted five events from January 31st to February 4th. Each day, the girls would give information on the sorority’s philanthropy and background to each girl’s journey in Delta Phi Epsilon.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity does not participate in Rush Week says Curtis Dabel, the polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi. “We will have two informationals this semester” says Dabel, “which interested gentlemen can attend and learn more about our illustrious fraternity.” The main social aspect of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is diversity. The members of the fraternity have a strong belief in diversity. “We do realize that we are a pre-dominantly African-American organization, but membership is not limited to anyone regardless of race, color, religion, or national origin.” Dabel hopes the fraternity will make the C.W. Post community better through programs and community service initiatives. “Involving students in things that we do is one of biggest emphasis. We want to show the students of C.W. Post that Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity does indeed strive for achievement in every field of human endeavor.”
Alpha Epsilon Phi calls Rush Week ‘recruitment’ week. Vice President of Operations Ashley Kranjac says, “During recruitment week we hope to attract girls who share the qualities that we look for in each other, to get to know the girls on a deeper level, and to show them the many benefits of being in a sorority. Each and every one of us has the common bond of being in AEPhi, but it is our individuality and love for one another’s differences that keeps us so close.” Some of the events AEPhi will be sponsoring are a scavenger hunt called PHI PHIND where the sisters and interested girls go on a scavenger hunt together in order to get to know each other. Informationals and lectures on philanthropies were also given during Rush Week.
Those who have gone to Rush Week and are interested are encouraged to join. Many famous people, CEOs, media moguls have been part of Greek Life and are proud to say that they were. The students who are part of Greek Life at C.W. Post are proud and devoted to their sorority/fraternity and you can be too. Be part of this and have a great college experience, one that you will never forget.