Sorority sisters run home

Over 200 girls signed up to go through the recruitment process. Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Ashley Christman was not immediately available to comment how many girls accepted bids to each chapter.

By Student Writer Audrey Johnson

Members from the UNA community cheered as many sisters ran to their new home Aug. 20.

This was part of the 2018 fall recruitment. Recruitment began Aug. 17 with 216 girls registering.

Included in these girls who found their home is freshman Hannah Stricklin.

Stricklin said although she decided to join Phi Mu, she loved the experience of getting to meet so many people on campus.

“It was an incredible experience not only getting to meet all of the girls from the sorority I chose, but all of the different sororities,” Stricklin said. “Now I have so many people that even if I can’t call them sisters, I can still call them friends.”

Girls came into the process of recruitment as potential new members, and they attended three nights of “parties,” each of a different theme. Beginning with philanthropy day, PNMs attended all four sororities and learned about each of their philanthropies.

They then spent Saturday at Sisterhood and Values where each sorority discussed its values and the girls had a chance to talk with more members.

PNMs then attended a preference night before bid day to decide where they want to call home.

Recruitment ends with Bid Day where those who completed the process hope to receive their bid to a sorority.

“I’m just so happy,” Hipps said after receiving her bid. “Just being around those girls and feeling the love and kindness and encouragement from all of them is what made me choose Phi Mu. It’s so welcoming and such a great sisterhood I wanted to be a part of.”

Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Ashley Christman was not immediately available to comment how many how many girls accepted bids to each chapter.