OPhiA does not participate in Formal Recruitment. Instead, we opt for a more informal process of recruiting girls and hold our own rush by hosting a series of events at the beginning of each semester. Rush is an important time for our chapter as it is how we meet new girls to welcome into our sisterhood.
Rush is a two-fold process. The first part will have several information sessions so potential pledges can learn more about our organization and determine if Omega Phi Alpha is the right sorority for them. The next part will have activities that are based on our three principals of Friendship, Leadership and Service. Past events have included campus scavenger hunts, crafting and letters to troops. Potential pledges must also attend a formal Interview. After interviews are completed, girls will receive a phone call that night and learn if they have received a bid. If extended a bid, girls are then invited to attend a weekend of fun events culminating with our secret tradition of Induction where rushees officially accept their bid and become pledges of Omega Phi Alpha, Phi Chapter.
To receive a bid, girls must be an ASU student with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. If you are an incoming freshman, you will need a cumulative high school GPA of 3.00. Potential pledges will need to present an unofficial transcript. Girls who plan on pledging will be required to sign and agree to comply with the Chapter Academic Policy and the National Drug and Alcohol Policy. We are a drug and alcohol free sorority. You will not be permitted to continue the pledge process without these forms signed. Meeting both of these requirements does not mean you will be obtaining a bid. Pledge class size will vary depending on how many new sisters the active chapter can reasonably accept. Pledge classes typically range from 10 to 25 sisters.
In order to rush Omega Phi Alpha, it is required to attend at least one rush event and interview night. Bids will be offered via phone call.
All rush events are casual so wear what you are comfortable in. Interview night, however, is business casual.
Alyssa Tong is our current Membership director. Please feel free to e-mail her if you have any questions at email@example.com
Spring 2015 Pledge Semester
Check out this video that Alpha Kappa pledge class Historian, Claire, put together! It’s a great way to see the events that happen during a pledge semester.