by REBECCA KEILBASA
All of the Tiffin Greeks gathered together to recruit about 30 potential pledges and speak about hazing at the Rush Party on Jan. 27 on campus.
Hannah Tyson, Director of Student Engagement, and Wayne Kreis, the Student Engagement Graduate Assistant, hosted the annual Rush Party to kick-off Greek Pledging.
All of the Greek organizations were in attendance to speak with potential pledges discuss anti-hazing techniques and policies, and speak on a panel about their organizations in an open forum.
There are currently seven Greek organizations, three sororities and four fraternities on campus consisting of Zeta Pi Beta, Sigma Delta Sigma, Alpha Iota, Omega Psi Rho, Theta Eta Omicron, Phi Theta Pi, and Psi Kappa Chi.
Jamie Marinis, a First Year Adviser, was also in attendance to share her personal hazing story from her time in a sorority in college. Marinis described her sorority forcing her to wear make-up and maintaining a specific appearance to be allowed in the organizations letters.
On the Greek panel there was a representative from each organization. The students in attendance asked about the philanthropies and mottoes of each, as well as the representatives favorite memory from Greek life thus far.
Sara Taite-Trail, pledge captain for Alpha Iota, said that the sorority wants its members to come as they are and to be unique.
Jordan West, general member of Omega Psi Rho, one of the newer fraternities on campus, spoke about the fraternity's philanthropic efforts with the homeless population in Tiffin, which expresses its mottoes “We came, we saw, we conquered” and also “Never leave a man behind."
Julia Nesbitt, pledge captain for Zeta Pi Beta, said her favorite Greek memory is the cookout. “I loved the Greek Cookout at the beginning of the year because it showed our Greek unity and it was a great opportunity to meet the other organizations”.
By the end of the night every Greek organization in attendance had potential pledges signed up for interviews to take place on Jan. 28, 29, and 30 in the respective Greek houses.
Bids will be going out to the applicable potential pledges on Friday Jan. 31.