Rush Season In Session


Elaborately decorated posters and fliers, reading “Join our Brotherhood” or “Sail Away With Us” hang in seemingly every hallway.

It’s here – the period when Greek organizations scramble to recruit individuals to become new members of their sororities and fraternities. The period known as “Rush.”

At Saint Francis, “Rush” runs from Sept. 3 until “Bid Day” on Sept. 24.

“When you come to Saint Francis, you realize how different ‘Greek Life’ is,” said Codey Huff, a graduate assistant for the Office of Student Life. “It’s a brotherhood.”

While most SFU students know that student-athletes are a high percentage of the school’s overall student body (31 percent), many might be surprised to realize that 28 percent of Red Flash students belong to a Greek organization.

According to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 40 of the 50 most successful companies in the United States – and 85 percent of the nation’s Fortune 500 companies – are led by people who belonged to Greek organizations during their college years.

“Being a part of a Greek organization offers so much more than networking,” said Danielle Howard, Saint Francis’ Assistant Director for Student Engagement. “I always believed the best part of Greek life was the support and encouragement your peers offer.”

Following Bid Day, new member orientation will begin.