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Panhellenic’s Annual Running of the Bulls

Yes, everyone, that time of year has once again fallen upon us. Yesterday, the HUB lawn was blanketed with jumping, screaming girls gushing over their acceptance to their (hopefully) top choice of sorority. Not that I can blame them, because just about everybody involved in the seemingly endless ten days of torture, more formally known as recruitment, seemed to sigh a breath of relief today knowing that it was finally all over. (For a more in depth breakdown of the whole recruitment process, go HERE).

The 600+ girls receiving bids all met up outside the HUB with their Pi Chi groups one last time and proceeded into Heritage Hall where various members of the Panhellenic Council assured them that their membership in a sorority would be the greatest journey of their life and that no matter what chapter they were accepted to, they were all sisters.

Finally, after some long-winded clichés, the girls opened their bids and flocked to the HUB lawn. As they made their way down the hill, every sorority chanted their own sing-song rallies and welcomed their new members with lots of hugging and squealing. Various pictures were taken, new Facebook defaults were made, and thousands upon thousands of Facebook and Twitter news feeds are now clogged with various Greek letters and slogans. ‘Tis the season!

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About the Author

Maggie McGlinchy

Senior. Print Journalism Major, Spanish Minor. My only childhood memory involves me playing with a toy circus car.


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