Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ole Miss Rush: 2014

This Sunday was Bid Day for Rush Week at Ole Miss! Rush lasted from September 14-20. 1,556 women began the recruitment process last week, which was a huge turn out. I was a Theta at Ole Miss, and here is a photo from the Theta house during Bid Day on Sunday!

The active members made flowers for each pledge on the lawn. You can see how the other sororities decorated their houses this weekend here.

What is pretty interesting about the sorority scene at Ole Miss right now is that since enrollment numbers have been too high for the 9 panhellenic sororities, they are planning on adding 5 new sororities to the campus. A sorority chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was founded last year and Alpha Phi is also going to be added to the campus soon.  It looks like they are planning to add a separate line of sorority houses to a different end of the campus. It is crazy that the school is growing so much! But I guess I shouldn't be too surprised since Greek Life has been popular at the school for so long. 

Alpha Omicron Pi- 156 pledges
Alpha Delta Pi (formed last year) - 167 pledges
Chi Omega (the website didn't list how many)
Delta Delta Delta- 131 pledges
Delta Gamma- 130 pledges
Kappa Alpha Theta- 130 pledges
Kappa Delta- 140 pledges
Kappa Kappa Gamma- 147 pledges
Pi Beta Phi- 159 pledges
Phi Mu- 155 pledges

Pretty big numbers! From what I remember, I think our pledge class was only around 90 people. Here's a vintage pic of us during Rush Week in 2005! This was taken during the philanthropy round that year.

Readers, what do you think of Greek Life at schools? Feel free to comment!

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