SE sororities gain new members during recruitment week

KateLeigh Wright, Staff Writer

During Sorority Recruitment Week roughly sixty Southeastern students “rushed” for an opening to join one of the two sororities on campus.

The first sorority is Alpha Sigma Tau. Alpha Sigma Tau was founded in 1899 and has continued to promote ethical, cultural, social, and professional development of members. The first night the Alpha Sigma Tau threw a tie-dye themed party. There were food, drinks, and laughter.

The second sorority is Sigma Sigma Sigma. The first night of parties was Tri Sigma’s Info Night. The women had conversations with current sorority sisters letting them know things about them and who they are. The ladies also had a chance to learn and ask questions about current members.

Sororities are also involved in philanthropy. Alpha Sigma Tau serves women’s health and believes in empowering women. Alpha Sigma Tau also serves the Boys and Girls Club locally. Sigma Sigma Sigma serves children. Sigma Sigma Sigma makes trips to serve sick children at hospitals. “It gives them a day to feel like regular kids that are just having fun,” said Tri Sigma Member, Brittney Barr.

“Bid Day was the most exciting thing I have ever been a part of thus far! After I chose Sigma Sigma Sigma, I ran to my new sisters. When I saw how happy they were to that I had chosen them as my “Forever Family” and the hugs and the love they showed me, I knew right there in that moment I had made the right decision.” said freshman, Jackie Jo.

Bailee Clemmer, a junior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, said “Bid Day is my favorite day of the year since I have been in Tri Sigma. It is so exciting and nerve racking to see your new sisters running home. The day is full of happy tears, laughter and many hugs!”

Being a part of a sorority means surrounding yourself with passionate, strong and confident women.