Sorority recruitment hits record numbers

Nicole Celli

There were record numbers of women who registered for sorority recruitment, participated in the first round, and actually received bids, according to Assistant Director of Student Center and Campus Life Courtney McKenna.

“Those numbers really show the growth that Greek Life is currently experiencing at Quinnipiac,” said Keighly Rector, this year’s Panhellenic vice president of recruitment.

This year, 277 women went through recruitment, compared to 250 last year (a nine percent increase) and 137 in 2009 (a 49 percent increase).

“I feel like it’s really a sort of unique microcosm of Greek life here at Quinnipiac that we get to experience, and I think that’s attracted to potential members,” McKenna said.

McKenna said that the numbers hitting record highs this year reinforce the fact that more chapters need to be brought on campus.

Pi Beta Phi will colonize and begin recruitment for their founding sisters during the fall 2011 semester, and Kappa Delta will colonize during the fall 2012 semester.

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