Steps in the Rush process:
1. For Sororities: Students interested in joining a sorority will participate in formal rush where they will be asked, over a course of three weeks, to meet with every sorority and then spend time getting to know members of those sororities they are most interested in.
For Fraternities: Fraternities have a less formal rush process, but still encourage those men interested in joining a fraternity to get to know all of the options at SUNY Potsdam.
2. After the rush process, students are formally invited to join the fraternity or sorority through receiving a bid.
3. Accepting a bid begins the new member education process, which typically lasts 5 to 6 weeks. During this period, new members become better acquainted with other new members, current members and alumni of the fraternity/sorority, learn the history and values of the fraternity/sorority, and become aware of the mutual expectations held between the individuals and the group.
In order to accept a bid and begin the new member education process certain academic requirements must be met: