Kappa Delta, Washington University’s newest sorority, added about 90 new members in its first recruitment last weekend, about twenty more than Alpha Omicron Phi added when it colonized four years ago, but well less than its target 160. The sorority held its colonization from Jan. 25-27, recruiting new members through outreach efforts such as informal coffee dates.
While Kappa Delta’s upcoming colonization will mean a potential 160-woman expansion of Washington University’s sorority system, a fewer number of active campus fraternities this semester will mean less opportunities for men wishing to go Greek.
This year’s sorority recruitment saw more rushing and receiving bids than ever before. Of the 376 women who participated, 345 in recruitment received bids. The total number of women participating has expanded by about 20 to 40 people for each of the past five years.
For the more than 300 students who underwent formal recruitment for Washington University’s seven sororities last week, the stress began before arriving at Wash. U. The storm that blanketed the eastern U.S. in over a foot of snow disrupted air traffic nationally, raising significant difficulties for students attempting to return early to the University.
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The classic cars, the sunglasses, the beards, ZZ Top wasn’t just a band, they were a way of life cooler than the life you will ever know.
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