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Greek Life Recruitment Helps More Students Get Involved

By Danielle Donovan ’18

Staff Writer


Many would argue that recruitment is the most exciting part of Greek life. Merrimack is home to two sororities, Theta Phi Alpha and Zeta Tau Alpha and one fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon.

The three chapters on campus have recently gone through their recruitment process. Both sororities welcomed thirty new members into their chapters this semester.

Recruitment is held each year in order to select new members to join. For non members looking to join, recruitment events are the easiest way to learn about individual chapters and meet current students and members. Joining a chapter can facilitate leadership development and on-campus involvement, and can also bring about dozens of lifelong friendships.

Each sorority holds three nights of events, with each night having a specific theme. At these parties, the potential new members and collegians get to know each other.

“Being apart of the recruitment process, both as a potential new member and a collegian, is one of the most amazing experiences one can have at college,” said student and member of Theta Phi Alpha, Mary Levine. “The excitement and anxiety of joining a sisterhood is fulfilled during recruitment by getting to know your new sisters.”

The Greek panhellenic council puts in a lot of time working to make recruitment a success. This year, due to an unexpected snowstorm, some nights were rescheduled.

“I think recruitment went really well this semester,” said Angela Pezzello, former President of Theta Phi Alpha who now resides on the Panhellenic council. “While we did have some trouble with the snowstorm, we still had a great turnout for our formal recruitment.”

For the last few years, Greek life on campus has been expanding with new members each semester. For those who missed this semester’s recruitment and are interested in getting involved with Greek life on campus, students from every class are welcome to participate in recruitment events in the fall.