Caroline Wilkerson ~ Copy Editor
The University of Lynchburg will have sorority recruitment week during the week of February 3-9, 2019.
According to the Vice President of recruitment for the Panhellenic council, Jamie Condon, “during sorority recruitment week, women should expect to meet a lot of other women and develop relationships that will last a lifetime.”
Kate Parker, a senior and member of Kappa Delta said, “Recruitment was such an eye opening experience for me! I loved learning about all of the different philanthropies and sisterhoods that each sorority had.”
The University of Lynchburg has four Panhellenic sororities on campus: Sigma Sigma Sigma, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Kappa Delta, and Alpha Chi Omega. Each sorority has different missions, values, and visions that they wish to express.
According to the national website for Tri Sigma, their purpose is to “to establish among its members a perpetual bond of friendship, to develop in them strong womanly character, and to impress upon them high standards of conduct.” and according to the national website for Kappa Delta, their purpose is to “inspire women to reach their full potential.”
There are also many benefits to being a member of a sorority. Condon added, “Some of the benefits of joining a sorority on campus are that you have a built in support system and it promotes how important academics are. Sorority women’s overall GPA is higher than the average GPA of women on Lynchburg’s campus.”
According to university policy, in order to be eligible for recruitment, students must have a QPA of 2.5 or higher.
Condon indicated that students may be prohibited from rushing if they have “ school violations and low QPA’s may prevent a woman from going out for recruitment. However, extracurricular activities do not prevent a woman from going out for recruitment. We work with each woman to ensure they have the ability to meet all four organizations.”
Abbie DeFino, junior and also a member of Kappa Delta said, “Recruitment is an amazing opportunity to find a wonderful group of women, as well as more about who you are as an individual. Although I am involved in multiple extracurricular activities on campus, and it has been challenging to find a balance, being a part of a sorority has taught me a lot about time management skills.”
Condon also said, “I recommend sorority recruitment for a number of reasons, not only do you have a group of incredible women to support you, but there are a number of leadership opportunities along with being able to serve the greater Lynchburg community.”