By Devyn King
Spring recruitment is right around the corner and the Sacred Heart University Greek life community is ready and excitd to welcome new students into their organizations.
Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Sigma, Iota Phi Theta, Omega Phi Kappa and Pi Kappa Phi will be participating in Spring Recruitment for the fraternities. Delta Zeta and Theta Phi Alpha will be the sororities taking part this spring.
According to Emma Cannetti, Head of Recruitment for Theta Phi Alpha, Spring Recruitment differs from the “traditional” fall recruitment because spring is more informal. Students do not have to go through different rounds and meet all of the organizations, as they would in the fall.
“With spring, you can come in casual clothes and hang out with the sisters so we can get to know you and you can get to know us. It is a great way to take a study break and learn more about Greek Life and Theta Phi Alpha,” said Canetti.
Theta Phi Alpha will be having various events to get to know their future sisters. On Thursday at 10:10 p.m. in HC 223, they will be hosting “Cookie Decorating”.
According to Madison Lafferiere, the Head of Recruitment for Delta Zeta, their sorority will be having small meet and greet type events that will be open to everyone who is interested in joining Greek Life and wants to know more about Delta Zeta.
“We want to be open to everyone in the SHU community and give them the opportunity to participle and be a part of Greek Life for those who didn’t participate in Fall Recruitment,” said Lafferiere.
According to Kara Fanelli, a Greek Life Graduate Assistant, the spring is an opportunity for women who do not want to go through the full weekend to go through the Recruitment process in a more relaxed setting.
“Fraternities go through a similar recruiting process that they go through in the fall. The recruitment process kicks off with the “Around the World” event, where students who have registered for the recruitment process get a chance to visit any or all of the organizations for a quick 15-minute introduction inside one of our classrooms,” said Fanelli.
A two-week process then follows, where fraternities hold two events so students can visit the fraternity of their choosing. At the end of the process, fraternities place their bids on students.
“So far, my favorite part about recruitment has been getting to know different groups of guys and what they each stand for. From the outside, it is easy to make a general assumption about guys in fraternities, but once you’re on the inside getting to know the different groups and individuals, it’s eye opening,” said freshman Anthony Cimino.
Spring Recruitment usually goes on for the first few weeks of the semester, and each fraternity and sorority is responsible for coordinating their own event during the recruitment process.