NPC hosts formal recruitment

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Zeta's potential members

Zeta's potential members "run home" and pose with their sisters.

Photo by: Elodi Breg

Zeta's potential members "run home" and pose with their sisters.

Photo by: Elodi Breg

Photo by: Elodi Breg

Zeta's potential members "run home" and pose with their sisters.

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FMU’s National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) hosted their formal recruitment process on Sept. 20-22 in Chapman Auditorium.

Daphne Carter-McCants, the faculty advisor for the NPC sororities, explained that 39 potential new members registered for recruitment, and 23 of them completed the weekend recruitment process.

FMU’s NPC is made up of Kappa Delta (KD) sorority, Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) sorority and Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) women’s fraternity.

KD had 27 active members prior to recruitment and welcomed three new members home on Sunday afternoon. KD also gained two new members through informal events after the recruitment weekend. Senior education major Megan LaSane is KD’s current president and has been a member for three and a half years.

ADPi had 21 members before the weekend began, and recruited nine new members over the weekend, giving them a total of 30 active members. Senior education major Margaret Barnes is the current president of ADPi and has been a member for three years.

ZTA had 28 members before recruitment and gained 10 new members to become the largest FMU NPC organization with 38 active members. Kendall Coward is ZTA’s current president and has been a member since 2017.

Throughout the weekend, potential new members were able to meet the members of each organization and return the following day to determine which chapter fits them the best. The weekend and recruitment process concluded Sunday afternoon when each new potential member received a bid from the organization that wanted to offer them membership into their chapter.

Twenty-three girls ran home to an organization on Sunday afternoon, increasing each of the chapter’s numbers. While formal recruitment ended Sept. 22, some of the organizations still have open spots to fill.

Kalei Babb, NPC president, explained that recruitment this year was delayed by Hurricane Dorian. Despite numbers for recruitment being lower this year because of the date change, the weekend was still a success.

“Recruitment was a little small this year,” Babb said. “But each chapter got really amazing girls and I’m glad they were able to find a home on bid day. It was awesome to see the girls go from day one to day three and how open and excited they became throughout the process.”

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