After Months of Preparation
Rush Exciting for New Sorors
Rush: one word sums it
up. For many young women at
UH, sorority rush was a week full
of excitement, fun, and frenzy.
From September third
throughout September eighth,
these young women spent time
attending rush parties in order to
become more informed about each
of the sororities on campus.
The main objective of the
parties was to give the rushees
facts concerning each sorority's
campus involvement, scholarship
activities, community service, and
philanthropy involvement. It also
gave the rushees a chance to ask
various questions that were of
interest to them.
Several young women
went through rush, although each
of them had different reasons and
"Many of my friends
went to different colleges, and this
was a way for me to meet people,"
said Mandy Bader, a freshman
"Being from out of state,
this was a good way for me to
meet new friends. Also, both of
my parents were Greek, so that
was a big influence," added Lisa
Gray, a freshman Hotel/Restaurant Management major.
For some rushees, rush
was not what they had expected.
"It was a lot more than I
expected. I was really surprised,"
said sophomore pre-nursing
major Jill Weiner.
major Jenny Patterson added, "It
was stressful, but it was more fun
than I thought it would be."
On bid day, the rushees
gathered together to receive their
ivitations to pledge and to be
taken off by their new sisters to a
celebration held in their honor.
"I was nervous but excited, too," said Lori Zirot, a
freshman with an undeclared
major. "I was nervous because I
was unsure if I would get my first
choice. When I saw that I did, I
was very excited and happy."
Some rushees found that
they had more in common than
the Greeks they met than they
realized."I'm from New Jersey,
and it was at the end of one of the
parties when I met a girl who had
lived there. I was surprised," said
For some rushees, rush
fell into a pattern that did not
differ much day to day. For others, though, it was an adventure.
"It was hard because I
worked, and even though I got off
early, I still had to hurry to get to
the parties on time," said Heather
Meley, a junior Merchandising/
Business Administration major.
Many made the decision
to pledge after learning of some
of the advantages of membership.
"Being in a sorority will
give me a better chance to meet
more friends, give me an incentive
to keep up my grades, and give
me a chance to become more involved on campus," said
In the end, most of the
rushees were glad that they had
participated in rush.
"I definitely would go
through it again," said Zirot.
"It was fun but nerve-
racking," added Bader.
"I had a great great time,
but it was exhausting," said
DRESS FOR SUCCESS...
Four Rushees show their
dresses. Each different nigh of
sorority rush had adifferent
dress code.. Photo by Gilbert
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