Fall rushing will begin the week of Sept. 9 with women’s teas taking place that Sunday.
Teas are mandatory for all sophomore and junior women interested in rushing and pledging. The deadline for women to sign up to pledge is Thursday at midnight. The deadline for men to sign up to pledge is Wednesday at midnight. Those are hard deadlines, according to the Office of Student Life, and sign-ups following this date will not be counted. The forms to register to pledge can be found at http://blogs.acu.edu/studentorganizations/forms-policies-and-procedures/.
Changes to the pledging process this year will be minor. Student Life will conduct an additional mandatory all-rush meeting in September to inform prospective pledges of the process for the following weeks, said Chris Herrington, coordinator of student organizations and productions.
“It’ll be a meeting to explain how bid night works, how pledging works and how all of that works for them,” Herrington said.
While freshmen with a high enough GPA could always pledge in the spring, they could only pledge clubs with less than 50 active members. Now, all clubs regardless of their active member count, will be able to opt into spring pledging. According to Herrington, conversations with club presidents about whether they will take a pledge class in the upcoming spring semester will occur once fall pledging ends.