By Sarah Carlson, Copy Editor
Bid Night went smoothly with only one student going to the hospital, said Mike Spell, adviser of social clubs.
“Things went well, from what I understand, from what I’ve seen, from people who were out and around,” Spell said. “Things went very well.”
He said no major problems occurred, but one student went to the hospital because of an asthma attack and hypothermia.
Several members of clubs have depledged since Bid Night, but Spell said he does not know an exact number. Clubs sent 230 bids to women and 148 to men.
Spell said a group of about 10 members of Campus Life made the rounds Friday night, visiting all the social clubs at least twice to see if they could be of any help and make sure everything ran smoothly.
Michael Hunton, senior management major from Nashville, Tenn., and president of Gamma Sigma Phi, said Bid Night went well and everyone had a good time. He said there were only a few injuries, but nothing out of the ordinary or serious.
GSP has the largest male pledge class with 52 men, and Hunton said no one has depledged.
“They’re great guys,” Hunton said. “They’re wonderful. I’m so excited about every single one of them.”
Jenni Kripner, president of GATA, also said her club enjoyed Bid Night with a GATA pledge class of 18.
“All our girls had a good time, and everything went as we planned,” said Kripner, senior elementary education major from San Antonio.
“They’re having a lot of fun and they’re all getting along great. It’s going well.”
Eric Johnson, sophomore finance major from Boerne, depledged Frater Sodalis on Sunday night and said it had nothing to do with the club itself, only the fact he felt social clubs is not where he needs to be.
“Club isn’t who I am,” Johnson said. “I honestly felt my heart wasn’t into it, and I didn’t think it was right for me.”
He said clubs can be great and can work for some people, and he doesn’t consider himself a quitter.
“If I had wanted to quit based on something they had done, I would have quit while they were doing it and not later,” Johnson said.
“Club shouldn’t define the person, the person should define the club. If some of those members are defining the club, then there’s something missing. I’m at peace with my decision. I don’t regret it.”