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Sorority Bid Day welcomes new members

UCM’s sororities gathered together Aug. 20 to welcome new sorority members.

The women went through a process called “rush.” Rush is a process where potential sorority members talk to all the sororities to find the one that is a good match for the new member and for the sorority.

During rush, the different sororities have one-on-one conversations with the potential sorority members. They narrow down their choices, and the sororities do the same.

As rush comes to a close, the sororities invite the potential members into the different sororities. After rush is over, they go to bid day. Bid day is where the potential sorority members find out into which sorority they are going to be accepted.

Each potential sorority member can choose to accept or decline their bid. If they accept their bid, they are put into groups of all the different sororities. Each group is then given matching T-shirts.

Then, the new sorority members walk across the street from the Elliott Student Union. This is where the different sororities welcomed the new sorority members.

  • Dozens of sorority sisters stand along Holden Street across from the Elliott Student Union Aug. 20, including Alpha Omicron Pi, during Sorority Recruitment Bid Day and cheer as they watch their new sisters run toward them. (Photos by Molly Burnam and Erica Oliver/Muleskinner Staff)
  • Alpha Omicron Pi sisters celebrate as they receive their new sisters.
  • New Alpha Omicron Pi sister and former Alpha Omicron Pi sister tear up as they realize they are sisters.
  • A Sigma Kappa member waits to see if her new sisters would run from the Union.
  • A former Sigma Kappa and a new Sigma Kappa meet each other for the first time.
  • SIgma Kappas wait to receive their Gamma Chi sisters back.
  • Delta Zetas celebrate as they see their new sisters run from the union.
  • Delta Zeta sisters hug as they find out they are sisters.
  • During sorority bid day, a Delta Zeta member sits on the shoulders of another Delta Zeta member to fight back for her Gamma Chi sister.
  • SIgma Sigma Sigmas cheer as they see their sisters run from the Union with identical shirts.
  • Three Sigma Sigma Sigma sisters commemorate on receiving new sisters.
  • Alpha Gamma Deltas cheer as they see their new sisters across at the Union.
  • Two Alpha Gamma Deltas share tears as they hug in realization they were sisters.
  • A former Alpha Sigma Alpha member smiles as she hugs a new Alpha Sigma Alpha member.
  • Alpha Sigma Alphas cheer for their Gamma Chi sisters.
  • Alpha Phi members celebrate when they see their new sisters.
  • Two Alpha Phi members celebrate being new sisters.
  • Gamma Phi Beta members celebrate becoming new sisters.
  • A former Gamma Phi Beta member gives a new sister gifts to welcome her to the sorority.

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