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September 12 found many women belonging to Arkansas Tech University’s sororities gathering on the Caraway lawn to welcome their new sisters to their sorority home for Bid Day.
Prior to the Bid Day festivities, all potential new members of the sororities went through recruitment on Sept. 8, 9, and 12. Throughout these days of recruitment, the women interested in joining the sororities met with established members of the Greek organizations to see where they would fit in best.
Tech has four sororities under the College Panhellenic Council on campus: Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Zeta, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Recruitment is the process by which the women who are interested in joining a sorority go through, similar to an interview process, to get to know each chapter on campus and allow the chapter to get to know them. The recruitment process has three rounds.
The first round is an open house where all the women get the chance to go to all the sororities. The second round is where the potential new members get to learn about each chapter’s philanthropy. The third and final round of recruitment is preference, where the women rank their preferences, then meet with one or two chapters to discuss how they would fit in.
Bid Day is the day that all the women find out what sorority they were accepted into and where the public was introduced to the 2022 new sorority members.
Ava Koonce, an art education member from Clinton and new member of Alpha Sigma Tau, said she joined a sorority because “it has always been a dream of mine to be a part of Greek life. I also have always had a passion for helping people and figured joining a sorority with a philanthropy that spoke to me would be the best way to do that.”
Current member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Sadie Richardson, a business management major from Russellville, said her favorite part of Greek Life is “all the friends I have made since going through recruitment.”