January In Review
uniThis month, we kicked things off in high gear with a phenomenal National Conference and one of the best rushes we've ever planned. Karyn, our Pledgemaster, preceded Rush Week with a workshop on how to market APO to prospective pledges, and our Rush Chair and VP of Membership (Amin and Diana) followed suit with a myriad of old and new rush events. One of our favorite additions was a daily info table held in the pedestrian commons, which allowed us to have a continual presence and answer students' questions. The events were well attended, and we felt like we garnered a great deal of interest.
We were extremely motivated to improve Rush Week this semester because in May, we will be graduating a significant portion of our active members. Considering our best and worst case scenarios, our chapter is looking at anywhere from 18-30 continuing members for a chapter that's used to 40-50. However, despite our best efforts and urgent need, our Rush was not as successful as we were hoping.
As a result, Mu Pi is attempting something we've never done before: Rush 1.2. In an effort to shake things up and try again, we are planning a whole new Rush that's geared towards specific students and includes more low-key events. The Rush 1.2 team has put together three unique flyers: one for Eagle Scouts specifically; one for students seeking leadership (including those on the Themed Learning Community floors); and a more stereotypical LFS flyer to hang across campus. Besides a weekend service event, our only Rush 'events' will be super chill info sessions where students can drop by Starbucks and chat APO with our Pledgemaster. Hopefully, by catering to our students more specifically and in a more laid-back manner, we'll appear more like the fun club we are and avoid the time-consuming stigma of a social frat.