This year will be the first pledge year since 2011 in which there will be an equal number of male and female social clubs on campus.
Tri Kappa Gamma rechartered this year and welcomed 62 women to the club.
Mark Jackson, assistant director of student organizations and programs, said, though there is an additional club on campus, pledging restrictions will remain the same.
“With a sixth club, the cap for the number of pledges per club will likely be in the 45-55 range at the most,” he said.
Although TKG just re-chartered in the spring, Jackson said it will not be allotted any more pledges than the other womens’ social clubs.
The pledging process will be three weeks long, as it was last year.
“In the five-year period of time I’ve worked at ACU, pledging has gone from six weeks long to three weeks long,” Jackson said. “I intend it to stay the same length this year.”
A pledge meeting on March 23 explained the pledging process to prospective students. About 300 students attended.
“The population of ACU has changed a lot in the past few years,” Jackson said. “Not every student knows the history of the social clubs, so we took time during the meeting to explain the background of how the social clubs came to be and what they stand for.”
Sunni Zamora, freshman speech pathology major from Lubbock, attended the meeting.
“The meeting was very informative and got me excited about participating in this rich ACU tradition,” Zamora said. “I fully plan to pledge in the fall.”
The pledge meeting also discussed the upcoming spring pledging events and the requirements for eligibility to pledge.
1. Must have a GPA of at least a 2.0 this semester and 2.5 cumulative GPA.
2. Must be a full-time student.
3. Must have 24 hours of college credit complete.
4. Must be in good standing with the university.
Registration for pledging will open online at 9 a.m. on April 1 at http://www.acu.edu/socialclubs.
“Go online and register,” Jackson said. “You can always back out, but if you miss the deadline, there is nothing I can do.”
The deadline for registration will be mid-September. An exact date has not yet been determined.