Making connections is one of the most important parts of college. Connections allow for bigger opportunities! Joining a fraternity is one of the easiest ways to get your foot in the door of a career.
When you join a fraternity you have the opportunity to be a part of a large brotherhood and a more involved member of WKU. Being involved around campus will make a huge impact on your portfolio when applying for a job. Joining a fraternity is not for every single person, but for some people, it is the smartest thing they have ever done. With all this being said, we strongly urge you to rush!
What is Rush?
Rush is a 5 day event that takes you to each of the fraternity houses to get acquainted with which you are drawn to most.
Day 1 & 2 (Rounds)- You will spend two days just exploring the houses and meeting the gentlemen of each fraternity, led by your Rho Alpha guide in your alphabetical Rho Alpha group of 15-20 students going through recruitment with you. At the end of Day 2, all PNM’s will fill out their Top 5 Cards and fraternities in your top 5 will have the chance to ask you back for the rest of the week.
Day 3 (Top 5)- You will be visiting the fraternities in your Top 5 that wanted you back, getting to know the fraternity as best as you can. Going back to the Top 5 houses that you like is a very important key. It is important because it shows their members that you are very interested in what they have to offer. After Top 5 Night, you will select 2-3 fraternities you will “pref” or prefer and they will have the chance to yet again ask you back.
Day 4 (Preference Night)- This is the night you will dress formally and visit the top fraternities you would consider joining.
Day 5 (Bid Day)- This day you will head to DSU to receive bid cards from fraternities that would like you to be in their brotherhood. But, with that said, it is possible that not every fraternity will give you a bid. Every organization is looking to add to their diverse group of brothers, so do not be discouraged!
What to Wear
During rounds and even Top 5 night, the dress code is generally business casual, but depending on the weather shorts will be sufficient.
During Pref Night, be sure to dress formal as it is your last chance to leave an impression on a fraternity.
Sigma Phi Epsilon is the 2016 Reed Morgan winner and is looking forward to adding quality men that want to build a dynasty. We strongly urge you to rush and consider joining an elite fraternity of virtue, diligence, and brotherly love.