by Joe Garcia III
During the past two weeks, new students had the opportunity to participate in rush week, a time when they can explore and possibly join a fraternity or sorority on the University of La Verne campus.
The beginning of October was the busiest time for the Inter-Fraternal Council, which governs the fraternities, and the Panhellenic Council, which oversees sororities.
Students wishing to rush a fraternity need to have a grade point average of 2.3 or better, while academic standards for the sororities vary.
The fraternities on campus include Chi Delta Omicron, Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. The sororities include Iota Delta, Sigma Kappa and Phi Sigma Sigma.
For rush week. Each fraternity invited all interested students to an informal gathering.
Formal events and parties will come later in the year, student officials said.
Once initial selections are made, prospective members go through three-to-six weeks of initiation-type activities to determine if they are worthy of participation, said ASF Senator Ralph Solis.
Each fraternity and sorority handed out ten or more bids to the students who attended last week’s events.
Additional bids were given to those who could not participate in last week’s events but still were interested in joining, student coordinators said.
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