Frater Sodalis, Pi Kappa and Zeta Rho social clubs are offering spring pledging this semester. Rushes for these clubs began Tuesday and will continue up until Bid Night on Feb. 1. Spring pledging is only two and a half weeks as opposed to five weeks in the fall.
Victoria Sun, sophomore youth and family ministry major from Plano, said she was too busy to pledge in the fall, so she’s glad to have the opportunity to consider pledging for Zeta Rho.Â The shorter time commitment allows Sun, and others like her with busy schedules the chance to participate in a social club here on campus.
“I think a lot of students just write off social clubs because they don’t have time to pledge in the fall,” Sun said.
Spring pledging also allows small clubs to grow in numbers year round. Becca Clay, a senior speech pathology major from Salt Lake City, Utah and president of Zeta Rho, said the club’s officers believed spring pledging offered a good chance to grow.
Numbers are not the only reason for spring pledging. Zeta Rho, which re-chartered their club with spring pledging in spring of 2012, recently had a club vote and decided to offer pledging this semester to give more girls the opportunity to pledge.
“People have different schedules like girls that studied abroad or girls that are RA’s, so this is more realistic to them,” Clay said.
While men have two choices for spring pledging, women only have one choice of club.
“I wish more clubs did spring pledging, because it would be cool to experience the different clubs rather than the choices be limited to just one or two clubs,” Sun said.
Students interested in spring pledging need to register online before Wednesday at 5 p.m. For registering and more information on spring pledging visitÂ http://www.acu.edu/campusoffices/studentorgs/socialclubs/index.html.