Nearly 100 women consider going Greek

Tracy Tucholski

About 100 potential sorority rushes migrated from table to table in groups with their friends last night. They introduced themselves to smiling women wearing Greek letters, shook hands and were greeted politely.

They anxiously approached the new faces with flowing questions. Each table was covered with sorority scrapbooks, chapter memorabilia and Greek letters.

The throng of students attending Panhellenic Council’s annual Greek Info Night in the Student Center had one goal in mind: to find out as much about sorority recruitment as they possibly could.

Stephanie Petric, a freshman who attended the event, said it was her interest in sororities that drew her there.

“It is helpful that each sorority tells you what you need to know,” she said. For example, she was told how much time she would need to put into a sorority.

Greek Info Night promotes formal recruitment and gives all women who are interested in sororities and sorority rush a chance to get their questions answered, said Beth Gittons, assistant director for fraternity and sorority affairs.

The event tends to differ from other Greek information events. It gives potential sorority members a chance to meet women face to face, Gittons said.

Greek Info Night is also an opportunity to sign up for recruitment, if students haven’t already.

Each of the seven sororities had a few representatives at their information tables ready to answer questions and divulge as much important information as possible.

“We hope to bring in great new girls who want to get involved on campus,” said Nicole Cicchitti, sophomore Alpha Phi member.

The Panhellenic Council plans to host two other Greek Info Nights on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Historically, there has only been one Greek Info Night before formal recruitment. However, more events are planned due to the high enrollment of freshman women, which also caused recruitment efforts to begin earlier.

“We are trying new (public relations) ways to get out to students,” said Megan Lynn, vice president of public relations. She said Facebook is also a huge marketing tool.

Information tables will also be located on the second floor of the Student Center every day next week.

Sign up for recruitment ends at midnight Wednesday; formal sorority recruitment will be held Sept. 8, 9, 14 and 16.

For more information about Greek life events and sorority recruitment, visit

Contact Greek life reporter Tracy Tucholski at [email protected].