The University of West Alabama Greek life held it’s fall recruitment last week and it is one of the biggest to happen in UWA history.
Byron Thetford, the director of student life, said that this year’s Panhellenic recruitment period was a major success.
“This year has been a great one so far for our University Greeks. The Panhellenic Recruitment period turned out to be our biggest group of girls to ever come through here at UWA. We had 59 girls sign up to “rush” and 47 of these young women accepted bids,” said Thetford.
The Panhellenic sororities at the University of West Alabama include Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, and Phi Mu. Almost all of the girls who participated in this year’s rush found their homes at one of these three organizations.
“Our three Panhellenic organizations are all at their total and are looking forward to a great year,” said Thetford.
Emily Clark, a junior Phi Mu sister, said that this year is an exciting year for their chapter and they are looking forward to adding the 17 girls they gave bids as sisters to their family.
Along with the Panhellenic organizations, the Inter Fraternity Council had a successful week in recruiting new pledges into their chapters. The three fraternities offered on campus include Delta Chi, Sigma Pi, and Tau Kappa Epsilon.
“Our InterFraternity Council organizations just completed their rush week and had a great turnout each organization will look to grow their membership as TKE handed out 15 bids, Sigma Pi 14, and Delta Chi seven,” said Thetford.
Hunter Winborne, president of Sigma Pi, said that he feels that this year’s recruitment as a whole brought in new members that will benefit each fraternity and student life.
“I think this has been a great year for those that have had rush so far and I am looking forward to watching these future leaders grow here at UWA. Going Greek is an excellent way to build deep friendships through the bonds of brotherhood or sisterhood, while helping young leaders develop key social skills they will use throughout their life,” said Thetford.
Greek life members are considered leaders on the UWA campus, and impact the communities around them with their various community service and philanthropic events. These organizations provide students with a sense of family throughout their time at the university.