September 21, 22 and 23 were the three formal rounds of fraternity recruitment at Arkansas Tech. During these rounds, freshmen and other men from the university joined the members of the different organizations on campus to see if they would be a good fit for the fraternity.
Tech has seven fraternities on campus: Kappa Sigma, Kappa Alpha Order, Sigma Pi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Tau Omega and Alpha Gamma Rho.
Jacob Holloway, president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, said he joined his fraternity because, “I wanted to become a part of something bigger than myself. I wanted to make connections and build leadership skills.”
“I took my first leadership position in Sig Ep not long after joining. Socially, I would not have met so many great people in this community if I was not in Greek life,” Holloway added.
The first round, informational, was held in Rothwell and the second round, social, consisted of different events on and off campus like basketball at Old Post Park or pool at Beezer´s.
The last and most important round, invitational, is attended only by the men being invited back to the fraternities in order to consolidate their relationship. These were held in different locations like Old Bank Sports Grill and in Doc Bryan.
Friday was fraternity Bid Day, where the public will get to see the new members of the fall 2021 class. All events have been closely monitored by the Interfraternity Council, “founded for the purposes of promoting fraternity life and providing a forum for the discussion of issues that affect fraternities and their members.”