Sororities and fraternities were recruiting new members during Rush Week from Sept. 12-23 at California State University of Monterey Bay.
Hosted by the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), this process can be lengthy, as a lot goes into preparing for the Rush Week’s tabling and events.
“We have to not only think about the theme but one that will be able to have good dress-up days and be very interactive with people who are wanting to rush and also for the sisters,” said Ashley Tamayo, the recruitment head of Theta Alpha Sigma.
The theme is the most important thing when it comes to Rush Week, and it can truly make or break whether individuals join different organizations.
“A lot of foresight goes into preparing for the Rush Week, just making sure that all of your bases are covered, reaching out to guys and staying in contact with them, just trying to be involved around campus and make our name known how we can,” said Kappa Sigma President Jackson Cable.
The different organizations are trying to increase their numbers and allow other people to come together and find a community where they can have fun.
“Honestly, just trying to be more involved on campus and trying to do more smaller events, getting involved with other organizations whether it’s other Greeks or other organizations like (Associated Students),” said Cable.
“We want to implement more events like for our philanthropy, and what we stand for in our organization because during rush we don’t have events based on that, so we want to start making it into a routine kind of thing and it’ll show that we are more than just sisterhood and that we actually care about our philanthropy,” said Tamayo.
There are plenty of opportunities from being in Greek Life, and Rush Week opens that up for other students to see and experience the fun of being a part of sisterhood or brotherhood.