Pledges for ACU’s social clubs will continue their initiation by hosting grubs all over Abilene starting Thursday.
Grubs include dinner and skits or slide shows done by the clubs’ pledges, said Morgan Myer, president of GATA. Pledges put together the menu and entertainmentÂ with the help of the clubs social directors. Each club has its own theme for their grub and guest are encouraged to come dressed in costume.
“My favorite part of grub is definitely seeing what everyone shows up as,” Myer said. “I know a lot of people spend a lot of time coming up creative costumes. It’s almost like an unspoken competition to see who have the best one.”
The themes for the grubs are usually based around the club’s name. The theme for GATA this year is “We go to- GATA.” Guests will dress up as things that are meant to go together like salt and pepper or peanut butter and jelly.
Everyone who attends a grub is invited to bring a date who also dresses in costume. This includes members, pledges and club sponsors. The crowds usually range from 150 to 200 people. Jeremy Winkler, president of Sub T-16, said he’s making sure his club is ready for the guests.
“My job is to make sure the pledges and social directors have done an adequate job in the planning and preparation, then to come and enjoy,” Winkler said.
The theme for Sub T-16’s grub is Subber Night Live, the club’s take on the popular variety show Saturday Night Live.
Grub is the only event the pledges get to help plan. It offers members and pledges a chance to exchange roles for one night. Houston Beasley, president of Gamma Sigma Phi, said his favorite part of grub is the skits pledges put on for the members and their dates. Myer said grub was a welcome relief for club members.
“It’s a really nice break,” Myer said. “We work so hard on planning lots of pledging activities for the flames, but this they do for us.”