by Sheldon Bloom
Spring rush has concluded, and while fewer people rush Greek life during the spring than in the fall, many of those who do say the process offers a more unique and rewarding experience.
“Connections with each of my fraternity brothers was a lot more personal, which made it much easier to connect with people,” said Rod Talley, a freshman social science education major from LaGrange, Georgia, and a new member of Farmhouse fraternity.
A spring rush is also a great fit for students with abnormal schedules, as it often offers more convenient times for rush events.
“I chose to rush because I was a transfer sophomore, and I figured I’d be overloaded if
I rushed as a junior,” said new Kappa Delta member, Zoie McGuyer, a sophomore broadcast journalism major from Florence, Alabama. “I wanted to make the most of my remaining college years, so I went ahead and rushed when I was less busy.”
The excitement of rushing is not lost during the spring either, as bid day is an emotional event regardless.
“I was surrounded by a ton of love and joy,” McGuyer said. “It was an awesome experience, and I’ve never really felt anything like it.
“The emotion was very overwhelming.”
Talley said rushing a fraternity has added to his collegiate experience.
“Meeting people and building connections with others is much easier with Greek life,” Talley said. “It’s like having a college family, which is what I think being in a fraternity is all about.
“It’s easier to build relationships with friends even if you’re more introverted or anti-social. There’s such a unique spread of different people that there’s always someone to connect with.”