Fraternities, Sororities Recruit New Members
Greek Recruitment Week at Alma College involves fraternity and
sorority open houses, bids to potential new members and other
activities that culminate with the official selection of new members
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26.
The annual Fraternity Run Outs take place at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in the Stone Recreation Center, preceded at 5:30 p.m. by a banquet in the Tyler-Van Dusen Campus Center. This year’s banquet speaker is Alma College Head Football Coach Jim Cole.
The annual Sorority Walk Outs take place at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 in the Stone Recreation Center.
Members of Alpha Xi Delta participate in the annual sorority Bids Bash recruitment event last October.
Spectators are welcome at the Greek selection events. A $1 entry fee is collected for charity.
"Greek Life teaches individuals to reach their potentials in life and creates lifelong friendships," says Lachine senior Mark Kraft. "In the classroom, the community and on the path to each members future, the Greek community can have a positive impact."
Alma College is home to five fraternities and five sororities.
Twenty-four percent of Alma students were members of Greek
organizations in 2006-07. Last year, 24 percent of the freshman class
joined Greek organizations.
“Greek life is a vital part of the social atmosphere of Alma College,” says Grant Woodman, director of campus life. “Fraternities and sororities enhance the social and leadership experiences of their members and provide opportunities for community service."
Posted: Fri, January 18th, 2008 at 2:19PM