NPC hosts sweet greek ice cream social


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Tindall Hutchinson and Meredith Murphy pose with the “it’s sweet to be greek” banner.

Natalie Bowers, Copy Editor

The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) hosted an ice cream social for current and potential new members in the Heyward Community Center on Sept. 18 from 7-9 p.m.

Daphne Carter-McCants, assistant vice president of student life, is the faculty advisor for the NPC sororities. McCants estimated that around 90 students were in attendance Wednesday evening for the social.

NPC at FMU is made up of three organizations: Kappa Delta (KD) sorority, Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) sorority and Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) women’s fraternity. McCants also explained that while 39 potential new members registered, only 23 completed the recruitment process.

Kalei Babb, a sophomore education major, is the current president of NPC. She has been a member of ADPi for a year. The ice cream social is one of NPC’s main recruiting events and prepares current and potential new members for the following recruitment weekend.

“The goal of this ice cream social is to inform potential new members about the recruitment process and answer any questions they might have,” Babb said. “We also use this event to recruit more girls and make the girls more comfortable with the members of each organization. I’m glad a lot of girls showed up and we were able to get to know them and have a good time. While we didn’t have as many girls come as we have in the past, we got to meet some really good girls.”

Briana Ard, a freshman education major, heard about recruitment from her roommate, Lauren Hyman, who also wanted to go through the recruitment process.

“She talked me into it,” Ard said. “I personally decided to rush so I could get involved on campus. On a daily basis, I would just go to class then sit in my dorm all day. I wanted to get out there and make new friends. I had a blast at the ice cream social, getting to meet so many girls and getting a feel for what recruitment will be like.”

Formal recruitment began Friday, Sept. 20 and concluded on Sunday, Sept 22. when potential new members had the opportunity to “run home” to one of the organizations if they received a bid.