A total of 86 women were signed up at the beginning of recruitment weekend. These numbers were extremely low seeing that in past three years, the total women signed up before the weekend was usually around 100. According to Bid Day results, only 59 women accepted a bid from an organization compared to the 86 women that signed up to go through the process.
Spring Hill’s Greek organizations cannot quite identify why this year’s numbers were so low. However, some members have a few ideas. Grace Crapps, President of Phi Mu, explains, “There is a higher commuter population in the freshman class, meaning that a lot of people are not going through recruitment.”
Frannie Leonard, President of Tri Delta, says, “We were very surprised about the low number of potential new members signed up for recruitment.” Spring Hill’s Greek Life is much different compared to past years in terms of interest and sign ups. Overall, organizations were extremely happy to get new members over the weekend and are looking forward to having a greater bond of sisterhood.
All organizations have an amazing time jumping, hugging, cheering and joyously crying about the new pledge classes despite the rainy weather and having the “run-out” be inside. Rain or shine, every organization got amazing new members on Sunday and are itching to share their sisterhood experience with them. Organizations also went to do something fun with the new members afterward, such as Delta Gamma who went roller skating or Sigma Kappa who enjoyed the company of their new sisters.