Three social clubs are preparing for spring pledging to begin with Bid Night on Friday night.
Men’s clubs Frater Sodalis and Pi Kappa will join women’s club Zeta Rho in the abbreviated spring pledging season. The three clubs had the smallest pledge classes of the 11 clubs on campus last fall. On fall Bid Night, which was Sept. 28, eight men pledged Frats, 10 pledged Zeta Rho and 14 joined Pi Kappa. Pi Kappa was the only club to increase its pledge class from the fall of the previous year.
Becca Clay, senior speech pathology major from Salt Lake City and Zeta Rho president, said Sing Song doesn’t seem to have lowered the number of spring pledges.
“In fact, we are going to have a bigger pledge class this spring than we did in the fall,” Clay said, “which has blown us away.”
Spring pledging lasts for three weeks, instead of the five weeks of fall pledging. Robert Hull, Pi Kappa president, said the shorter amount of time is the main difference between spring and fall pledging.
“We still try to do most of the same pledging activities, but we have a shorter period of time in which to do them, so some things get cut out,” said Hull, junior piano major from Rippon, Calif.
Hull said the club’s goal for Bid Night remains consistent with its goal last semester.
“It also gives us a chance to improve on things that maybe didn’t work so well last semester,” he said.
Mark Smith and Elizabeth Weiss contributed to this report.