RUSH Fall 2020

To explore FAQs, Recruitment Schedule, and more scroll below!  

- RUSHES -

Please see the rush application below

FROM OUR VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP

Dear Prospective Members,

 

Thank you for your interest in Badger AKPsi! I’m very proud to serve as this organization’s Vice President of Membership for the Fall 2020 semester, and I hope to introduce you to the same qualities of this organization that prompted me to rush. Alpha Kappa Psi is the world’s oldest and largest co-ed professional business fraternity. Our core pillars are Community Service, Professionalism, and Brotherhood; however, the insight our members gain travel far beyond that. The development that I have received as a member of AKPsi has been invaluable in growing me academically, professionally, and personally. Our 150+ members represent a wide variety of majors, backgrounds, and experiences. While each member is unique, we all share a common goal of achieving more together. Whether this be an internship, community service project, improved GPA, or better mental and physical health, AKPsi is sure to push you in ways you never thought possible. Members are empowered to get involved by planning and executing their own events in areas that matter to them, holding leadership positions, pursuing their own passion projects, and networking with companies. AKPsi makes a large campus feel more like home as we bring like-minded individuals together to create a community with lasting experiences and memories. Throughout the rush process, our Membership Team will be your most important resource. I am so excited to serve on this team along with our three Pledge Trainers: Isaac Esch, Katherine Krska, and SaLeya Yukel. This semester is sure to be a unique experience, and our goal is to create a community you can count on in uncertain times. Rushing Badger AKPsi has been the best decision I made in my college experience. Now is the perfect time to surround yourself with people that will support you to be your best self, and create lifelong friendships. 

I invite you to join us for our Virtual Rush Information Session on Monday, September 7th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. over Zoom to learn more about the Rush process and our organization. If you are interested in learning more about our chapter, I encourage you to explore this website as well as our social media pages.  

 

I am happy to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have about Rush, so please do not hesitate to email me at jpsimmons2@wisc.edu.

 

We look forward to meeting you at Rush!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jake Simmons

VP-Membership, Alpha Kappa Psi - Alpha Mu Chapter

jpsimmons2@wisc.edu

RUSH FAQs

Is Alpha Kappa Psi only for male prospects?


No, all genders are welcome and encouraged to rush Alpha Kappa Psi. Despite its title as a fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi has been a co-ed business organization since 1973.




Are there requirements to rush?


Rushes must have at least a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for a bid. In addition, each rush must attend the minimum number of rush events; two open rush, a first round interview, one closed rush (invitation only), and a second round interview.




Is Alpha Kappa Psi only for business-oriented majors?


Not at all! Our chapter includes students majoring in business, engineering, communication arts, political science, computer science, non-profit leadership and more.




Do I need to attend all rush events?


No. Only two open rush events are required, in addition to a first round interview. If invited back for closed rush, only one event is required, as well as a second round interview. Although it is not required to attend all events, it is HIGHLY encouraged as it offers us more of a chance to get to know you.




If I don't get a bid from Alpha Kappa Psi the first time, can I rush again?


Yes, we encourage you to do so! It is highly encouraged that a rush candidate apply again if he or she did not receive a bid the first time. Determination and personal refinement are valued traits in rush candidates. In fact, a large portion of our current members did not get in on their first attempt.




Is there a specific type of dress required for me to wear to each rush event?


Student casual dress is appropriate for open and closed rush events. Business professional dress is required for both first and second round interviews. We understand not all students have business professional dress. If this is the case, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jake Simmons at jpsimmons2@wisc.edu to discuss some other options.




What is rush?


Rush is a series of events over two consecutive weeks to allow potential rushees the opportunity to learn more about Alpha Kappa Psi while in turn allowing the members of Alpha Mu to learn more about interested candidates.




Am I able to rush if I am completely remote this semester?


Absolutely! As our rush process and pledgeship will be completely virtual this semester, we highly encourage those taking their classes from home to participate in rush. Taking classes from home will have no influence on your acceptance into the fraternity.




Can I join Alpha Kappa Psi if I am also in a social fraternity or sorority?


Yes. A number of our members are involved in Greek organizations on campus. However, it is important to keep in mind that Alpha Kappa Psi is a significant time commitment, especially during pledgeship. We encourage you to use the Rush process as an opportunity to ask members about their experiences balancing other student organizations.




What will an online pledgeship look like?


Our members can't wait to meet our new Fall 2020 pledge class, and we will work hard to make pledgeship as fulfilling as possible. We have a great semester planned with opportunities for pledges to develop in their professionalism, give back to the community, and immerse themselves into our brotherhood.





RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE

All events virtual - Rushes will be emailed zoom links and QR codes to each rush event.

Rush Information Session

Monday, September 7th

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting ID: 995 7108 2357

Password: Welcome

Or scan this QR code to join the info session when it begins!

Open Rush Events

Speed Networking

Wednesday, September 9th

Session 1: 8:00pm - 8:45pm

Session 2: 9:00pm - 9:45pm

Community Service

Thursday, September 10th

Session 1: 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Session 2: 8:00pm - 8:45pm

Open Networking

Friday, September 11th

5:00pm - 7:00pm

First Round Interview

Sunday, September 13th

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Closed Rush Events

 

Game Night

Monday, September 14th

Session 1: 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Session 2: 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Challenge Night

Tuesday, September 15th

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Second Round Interview

Wednesday, September 16th

6:00pm - 9:00pm