Our rush week is one of the most important weeks of the semester! As a business professional fraternity, we strive to share our experiences and knowledge to potential new members. Our goal is to always Capture Greatness, which is the theme of our rush this year. Sydnie Ho, the Director of Recruitment, put on an exponential rush week. “I had a really amazing experience when I rushed my freshman year, and I wanted to take on a leadership role that would offer the same experience for others looking to get involved,” Sydnie said when asked about why she wanted to be the Director of Recruitment.
The week kicked off at Barrett Lawn with Meet the Brothers. Potential new members were able to walk around and talk to Active Brothers about their experiences in Alpha Kappa Psi. This is a chance to showcase what we are all about! Amongst the many things Alpha Kappa Psi represents, we like to present PNMs with our core values which are brotherhood, knowledge, integrity, service, and unity. This event is always a hit because we get to meet so many new faces!
Demonstrating one of our core values, Tuesday’s rush event was centered around Service. We decided to make mats for the homeless by using paper bags! Even though doing a Service event for rush was new, we had a great turn out. Not only did we get to help a great cause, brothers also got to chat with potential new members!
Later in the week we followed with the popular event, Speed Networking! This is where potential new members go around the room and chat with active brothers for a short period of time about a question listed on the screen. Just to list examples of some questions: What is your go-to drink at Starbucks? If you had to be a household item, what would you be? These questions are used to get to know each other more. This event is always famous amongst PNM’s and active brothers!
Rounding out rush was Bid Day! Friday we got to meet our new pledges and congratulate them on their work. This year we went to Brunswick Zone Mesa Lanes! This was a great opportunity for pledges to meet one another and for active brothers to socialize, all over a round of bowling. After a successful rush week, we can’t wait to see what’s coming for this upcoming semester in Alpha Kappa Psi!