By Jordyn Willis
With Greek recruitment week in full swing, its time again for students to decide whether or not to pledge to their favorite sororities or fraternity on campus and become a member of the Greek life at The University of Findlay.
UF currently has two national sororities, Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Kappa, and one national fraternity, Theta Chi.
According to Student Activities, The University of Findlay only recognizes nationally affiliated Greek chapters and the chapters must follow both University codes as well as national Greek chapter codes in order to be officially recognized.
The University of Findlay encourages students to join Greek life for many reasons. Some of those reasons include forming a brotherhood or sisterhood that will last a lifetime, scholarship defined by the GPA requirements and educational importance within the Greek chapters, leadership, philanthropy, networking and, of course, fun for the members of all sororities and fraternities alike.
According to the Phi Sigma Sigma official website, “We are a dynamic, principled, passionately committed group of women from around the world who define ourselves not by our distinct differences, but by what we have in common.”
Along with the goals of Phi Sigma Sigma, Sigma Kappa promotes a group of women that share a strong bond no matter the differences.
According to the Sigma Kappa official website, “The purpose of Sigma Kappa Sorority is to provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities.”
These goals hold true to UF’s benefits of joining Greek life. Friendship, scholarship and future success are a common theme.
Theta Chi states on their website: “Founded on the principle of friendship through the mutual assistance of every member, Theta Chi aims to provide its members with an enjoyable and fulfilling collegiate experience that also prepares them for rewarding, successful lives after graduation.”
Both sororities and the fraternity participated in Welcome Week this August with Theta Chi sponsoring their annual “Wing Off”, Phi Sigma Sigma sponsoring the “Lickety Split Ice Cream Eating Contest,” and Sigma Kappa sponsoring their annual mud volleyball tournament.
The three chapters also came together to put on the “Kolor Run” that took place on Aug. 22 on campus.
At the beginning of each semester, the sororities and fraternity have the opportunity to gain new members. The first week of events put on is sponsored by the Greek Council, which oversees all Greek life on campus. The Second week is for the individual chapters to hold their own events and the final week is when invitations are given and collected by the sororities and fraternity to potential new members.
This week, Sept. 8 through Sept. 11, was the individual Greek recruitment events week for each chapter.
Tuesday, Sept. 8 held Sigma Kappa’s “A whole new world with Sigma Kappa,” Phi Sigma Sigma’s “You, Me & Paris,” and Theta Chi’s kickball game. Wednesday was philanthropy night for the sororities with Sigma Kappa’s “Like so many things, it is not on the outside, but the inside that counts” and Phi Sigma Sigma’s “Be Our Guest.” Theta Chi put on their fraternity games.
Bringing in the end of this week, Thursday held Sigma Kappa’s “Let Your Heart Decide,” by invite only, and Phi Sigma Sigma’s “Together in Paris”, by invite only. Theta Chi had their fraternity putt putt golf game.
Today Theta Chi will hold their by-invite-only dinner for the new pledges.