What is Rush?
Rushing is a period when anyone is welcome to come out and join us for a number of fun and diverse events. During this time, you will get a chance to mingle with the sisters and learn more about our sorority and what we stand for. This is your chance to ask any questions you ever had about SYZ , pledging, or sorority life in general. Rush is completely nonbinding. In other words, there is absolutely no pressure to commit to or join SYZ when you rush.
Why should I rush Sigma Psi Zeta?
It's FUN and completely nonbinding!! Sigma Psi Zeta is a nationally recognized sorority that can provide long-lasting sisterhood and friendship as well as make a positive impact on our local communities. In addition, We are completely excited to meet you! We have a number of fun activities planned for you. We strive to be different from other sororities in that we empower women and help our sisters grow to be strong and independent leaders of our communities nationwide. If you are feeling a little intimidated, you are welcome to bring a friend or reach out personally to any of our sisters.
Are there any obligations involved in Rush?
There are absolutely no requirements or obligations to rush for us. In addition, all of the events during rush are free of charge. We do encourage those who are interested in potentially pledging for us to attend 1 General Interest Meeting (GIM) and at least 2 other events.
Do I have to be Asian to rush?
No. SYZ is a multicultural sorority with sisters hailing from many diverse backgrounds. Though we are an Asian-interest organization, we do not, by any means, exclusively recruit those who come from an Asian background.
Does Sigma Psi Zeta haze?
NO. Sigma Psi Zeta enforces a very strict non-hazing policy. Our organization's national philanthropy is "to combat the violence against women." With this in mind, we are against the disrespect of women in all its myriad forms. The purpose of pledging is to help stimulate a bond between the members of a pledge class and the sisters that have already been initiated. It is a challenge and a commitment during which trust is placed in both the pledges and the sisters. Subsequently, we do not mentally, physically or emotionally degrade our pledges.
What happens after Rush?
If a rushee attends the required number of rush events, she is then eligible to receive an invitation for an interview. Afterwards, if she is then offered a bid and accepts it, she begins the new member education process. Intakes must have a minimum GPA of 2.7 out of a 4.00 scale.
What is the New Member Education Process?
During this time, new members participate in activities that build leadership skills and establish bonds of sisterhood with fellow intakes, actives sisters, and alumnae. This is a unique opportunity to learn all about Sigma Psi Zeta, create lasting memories and friendships, as wells as develop different management skills. Sigma Psi Zeta strictly follows all University and National rules against hazing and the mistreatment of intakes.
What about my academics?
At both Sigma Psi Zeta and Villanova University, we understand that students prioritize academics. As a sorority, we strive for academic excellence and will always put your academic performance first. Every sister is committed to support your academic pursuits along the way.