By Sarah Carlson, Staff Writer
The pressure of Sing Song is finally here, but not all social clubs are feeling the stress.
Tri Kappa Gamma, Delta Chi Ro and Trojans are not participating in Sing Song this year but instead are focusing their time on service and increasing club membership.
Jim Drachenberg, senior physics major from Humble and president of Delta Chi Ro, said his club members prefer to put their efforts into other things, such as service opportunities.
Drachenberg said prison ministry, Faith Works and other on-campus activities are prospects the club is currently looking in to.
Delta Chi Ro was chartered in 2000, and Drachenberg said it has always “been on the smaller end.”
The club has seven active members this semester, but Drachenberg said the Sing Song staff talked to the club about performing despite its small size.
“We do not have an anti-Sign Song attitude,” Drachenberg said. “It is just better for us and our mission” to not be involved in Sing Song.
Drachenberg said the club’s future participation in Sing Song depends on that year’s current members and what they think is best.
Erin Bricker, junior communication disorders major from Pearland and president of Tri Kappa Gamma, said in an e-mail that the club talked last semester about participating in Sing Song, but they decided they had too few people to perform well enough to benefit the club.
Bricker added they had not known they could have participated until many of the deadlines for Sing Song had already passed.
Tri Kappa Gamma won Sing Song three consecutive years from 1990 to 1992 and was the largest social club on campus at that time.
The club now has 16 active members and eight pledges, and Bricker said the club hopes to build its numbers again and develop its own act.
“We are so proud of our club’s past and its legacy,” Bricker said. “We only wish more people knew about it and would give themselves a chance to be blessed by our club the way we’ve been.”
Bricker said she would like to see a group of godly women pledge and help build the club back up “so that future ACU students can be blessed through Kappas.”
“If that is not what God has in store for us,” Bricker said, “then we hope to make an impact on this campus while we can.”