It’s Rush Time!
Each year you come together at the beginning of the school year eager and ready to help bring in new people for our APO family.
Planning a rush period can be a daunting task. Have no fear! Here are a few tips to help you during this most hectic time in the semester:
DO wear letters! Least expensive advertisement there is. Wear them often, wear them proudly!
DO be enthusiastic! You want to share your good times in APO with others, share that enthusiasm!
DON'T clump together in groups during events. Spend time with as many people as you feel comfortable and take it upon yourselves to get to know your potential pledges/new members.
DO try new ideas and experiences for your Rush period. Variety is the spice of life and doing the same thing over and over again (save things you're known for on campus if anything) might not work. Keep things interesting.
DO advertise! Your fabulous events will have more people if they know about them.
DO reach out to other chapters if you need help or extra manpower.
DON'T keep your events at the same day/time. Mix up times and locations to better accommodate different schedules.
DO Have fun! This is a time for you all to share what makes your chapter special and why people should consider joining our family.
Lastly, DON’T forget that while Rush is only during a certain period of time, Recruitment is a year-long endeavor.
Keep these tips handy every day!