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Students turn out in numbers for Greek recruitment

Jacob Martin

Issue date: 1/21/11 Section: News
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Sorority recruitment is much more formal and structured than fraternity rush. All potential new members (PNMs) must sign up in advance and ultimately only receive bids from one sorority. This year, the Office of Greek Life tried to connect with the freshmen and sophomore women who would be potentially interested in going through recruitment by sending e-mails throughout the year encouraging them to register.

Outgoing Panhellenic Council vice president of membership Colleen Hosler believes this strategy has been highly effective. "The numbers this year are phenomenal. We already have over 200 PNMs signed up to go through recruitment. I think that this year's freshman class is very pro-Greek and are excited to go through recruitment to have the ability to meet more women on CWRU's campus," she said.

Last year saw each sorority receive 22 new members, though Hosler stated that this year's classes may be larger. "It is hard to determine until the second weekend of recruitment. My biggest goal is to see the maximum number of PNMs matched with a sorority that is the right fit for them." If fraternity rush this year is any indication of what sorority recruitment will be like, this year will be a huge success for Greek Life at CWRU. But Hosler gives one bit of advice to PNMs: "Keep an open mind. Don't let your friends influence where you end up joining, but do what you think is best for you."
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