Whitman Wire

Greek Life Attracts Fewer New Members

Photo by Samarah Uribe Mendez

Tywen Kelly, Publisher

September 27, 2017

Sororities and fraternities this year both experienced a low turnout for recruitment and rush, resulting in smaller pledges classes all around. The fraternities received a total of 53 pledges, notably below their goal of 60. Sororities, which balance and distribute bids, lowered their pledge class size...

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Christy Carley, News Editor

September 15, 2016

It was the summer of ‘69 when all incoming students of Whitman College last received a letter encouraging them to refrain from participating in fall Greek organization recruitment. This past  Friday, many first years returned to their dorm rooms to find that a similar letter had been slipped unde...

Women’s fraternities cope with increased recruitment numbers

Annie Roge

October 3, 2014

Whitman College's 2014 fall women's fraternity formal recruitment drew to a close last Monday, after the school's highest-ever turnout of 150 girls entering the process. Surpassing last year's impressive count of 143, this year's recruitment numbers indicate well the rising popularity of Greek life on...

Despite pressure, rush provides new avenues for growth

Kamna Shastri

October 3, 2014

From the third-story window of Prentiss Hall on Sept. 21, I can hear a rush of energy as women move out the main door into the grassy courtyard. Their voices carry loud and clear, gushing with excitement. They are heading out for their final day of formal recruitment. Formal recruitment is the process...

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