A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for the first time in approximately 60 years, July 17, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Hundreds of people gathered on and around McConnell AFB to watch this historic flight.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jenna K. Caldwell)
A B-29 Superfortress, known as ‘Doc,’ takes off for the first time in approximately 60 years, July 17, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Hundreds of people gathered on and around McConnell AFB to watch this historic flight. (U.S Air Force photo / Senior Airman Trevor Rhynes)
Thinking about rushing a sorority? Maybe you’re a legacy and you KNOW you’re going Greek. Or, you could be somewhere in between. No matter where you are on the rush excitement spectrum, here are some tips from a veteran:
Don’t listen to dorm floor chatter about what houses are “good” and which ones are “lame.” That isn’t a thing. There are different houses because there are different types of girls, no one is better than the other.
Dress nicely, but don’t lose your personality. The right house will love you for you, so make sure you share that with the girls. If you never take off your Doc Marten’s, keep them on.
Go into every house party with an open mind. You never know who you will meet or connect with when walk in the door. Let yourself be surprised without preconceived notions. You could miss out on the right fit.
Always remember that no matter what house you decide to pledge, you can be friends with ANY of the girls you meet during the rush process, even if they are already in or decide to pledge a different house.
Don’t forget that the girls rushing you have been exactly where you have been before. They understand it’s rough.
The sorority girls are all rooting for you. They want you to have a good time, enjoy their house and company, and find the best fit for a house for you, even if it’s not their own.
Don’t be afraid to eat the food! That’s why it’s there! Also…it’s DELICIOUS.
If you get cut from a house you really liked, try not to take it personally. Besides, you don’t want to be part of a house that doesn’t want you.
Just because you rush doesn’t mean you have to pledge a house. Don’t feel pressured to join because you got a bid. Also, if you do accept a bid, you have until initiation to decide if you want to stay.
You will end up in the house you are supposed to be in. I promise; the system works. Give the girls a chance if you didn’t get into your first choice.
It’s not a lie when the girls say that these will be your very best friends for life. They’ll find apartments with you after college, they’ll stay up and let you talk and cry as long as you want, they’ll throw you the most kickass bachelorette party, they’ll be standing with you at your wedding, and they’ll be with you for everything in between.