Social clubs Pi Kappa, Frater Sodalis and Zeta Rho prepare for their new class of spring pledges.
Rush schedules, Sing Song and pledging call for a speedy process. As upperclassmen interested in pledging during the fall know, the pledging process typically takes no longer than 5-6 weeks. For Pi Kappa, Frats and Zeta Rho, their spring pledging is a little different.
“It is only three weeks long, compared to the 5 – 6 week pledge process in the fall, which makes us as a club struggle to fit in as much club activities, traditions and displaying the various ways to be involved with club while pledging,” Zeta Rho President Kelsie Andrews said.
So far, 10 men have registered to pledge this spring, and Pi Kappa and Frats will rush through next week. Frats have already reached out to many of the guys who registered, and are encouraging those who are on edge to think about it more as the registration date comes to a close by midnight tonight.
“We had a rush on Sunday for some of the guys to come over to a member’s house to watch the AFC and NFC Championship games,” said Frater Sodalis president, Elliot Klar. “As you know ,Frats cares a lot about sports; heck, our sponsor, Larry Sanders, had the intramural fields named after him.”
Zeta Rho will conduct a coffee rush next week at a member’s house.
“We come together to drink coffee, share some club traditions, values and what we here at Zeta Rho try to accomplish during the spring pledge process,” Andrews said.
Zeta Rho re-chartered in 2012 and the first members dedicated their value of service to others.
The pledges work with the Noah Project each year during pledging, helping victims of family violence by sharing their hearts and learn to serve each other as a pledge class.
Many clubs do not have non-club members participate in their Sing Song act, but each of these clubs do. Pledging will consist of Sing Song practice, while working hard to grow with each other in that process. In fact, Pi Kappa will perform its first Sing Song act this February.
Klar said, “When you spend up to nine hours a week with a bunch of guys belting their hearts out, it is hard not to bond with each other, and that’s how we get to know the new guys.”