RUSH for Fall 2009: Week 1

Tuesday marked Day 3 of the first week of Rush for the Fall 2009 semester.

The IFC will be utilizing its recently developed schedule for Fraternity Rush periods. Rush typically goes on for three consecutive weeks. Week 1 is mandated as “Zone Week”. This means that, each day, fraternity chapters for each specified zone may hold a recruiting event. Here is the list of zones/chapters from the IFC Recruitment website;

Zone 1; Tuesday September 8, 2009 @ 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Hosting Chapters;

  • Phi Gamma Delta, Tau Delta Phi, Alpha Zeta, Sigma Nu, Delta Theta Sigma, Alpha Rho Chi, Alpha Phi Delta, Theta Chi, Sigma Tau Gamma, Phi Mu Delta, Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Lambda Beta, Zeta Beta Tau

Zone 2; Wednesday September 9, 2009 @ 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Hosting Chapters;

  • Phi Kappa Sigma, Acacia, Triangle, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Zeta Psi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Tau Epsilon Phi, Beta Sigma Beta, Phi Kappa Psi, Kappa Delta Rho, Delta Upsilon

Zone 3; Thursday September 10, 2009 @6:00PM – 10:00PM

Hosting Chapters;

  • Delta Sigma Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Chi Rho, Lambda Chi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Pi Lambda Phi, Sigma Pi, Beta Theta Pi

Zone 4; Friday September 11, 2009 @6:00PM – 9:00PM

Hosting Chapters;

  • Phi Kappa Theta, Pi Kappa Phi, Tau Phi Delta, Delta Chi, Phi Kappa Tau, Kappa Alpha Order, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta, Sigma Chi, Sigma Alpha Mu, Theta Delta Chi

“Formal Recruitment “Zone” Events are a great opportunity for potential new members to be exposed to all the Fraternities at Penn State.  With only 12 or 13 fraternities hosting events each day, one could visit all the houses hosting events and meet at least one member in the Chapter.” — Luke Pierce (senior-economics), IFC President

It’s important to understand that, new this semester, there is a $10 registration fee for the Fall 2009 IFC Recruitment Period. This fee is intended to weed out those who really have no desire to become Greek and are just looking to get some free food and fun from a chapter house. Will this fee really deter those types of people? Is $10 too much/too little? I think everyone in the Greek Community is interested to see how this fee works out.

To sign up for Rush and/or to get more information, visit the IFC Recruitment Page.

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Dennis is a rising junior majoring in IST with a minor in Supply Chain. Outside the classroom, Dennis is an ITS Lab Consultant, a member of the Penn State Blue Band Drumline, and the current President of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. Check out his website at


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