RUSH SPRING 2021
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- RUSHES -
Please see the rush application below
All events virtual - Rushes will be emailed zoom links for each rush event.
Open Rush Events
Wednesday, February 3rd
Session 1: 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Session 2: 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Thursday, February 4th
Session 1: 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Session 2: 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Friday, February 5th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
First Round Interview
Sunday, February 7th
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Closed Rush Events
Monday, February 8th
Session 1: 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Session 2: 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Tuesday, February 9th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Second Round Interview
Wednesday, February 10th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
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 Spring 2021 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: Emily Chermak, George Jamison, and Hannah Joyce. 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, February 1st, 2021 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 email@example.com.
We look forward to meeting you at Rush!
VP-Membership, Alpha Kappa Psi - Alpha Mu Chapter
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.
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! Like last semester, our rush process and pledgeship will be completely virtual this upcoming 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 Spring 2021 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.
Who can I contact for accesibility/technology related concerns?
We are happy to work with all to address any accesibility or technology concerns. Feel free to reach out to our Information Systems Chair Lauren Gunderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or our VP of Membership Suzy Dawood at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.