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Monday, January 27, 2014 IFC alters 2014 recruitment rules Vol. 124, Issue 34 ODOS, Fraternity Council shortens rush length, changes secondround event days, alters invite process, shortens pledging season Meg Gardner Senior Writer Inter-Fraternity Council members will face several new regulations this year for their recruitment process, which officially began last weekend. There are 1,700 members of the University’s IFC chapters, not counting prospective members this semester, and the rushing process includes several rounds including open houses, invitation events, final hours and bid day. As one among several major changes, the Office of the Dean of Students recently decided to shorten the length of fraternity rush for spring 2014 by three days. Third-year College student Griffin Horter, head of investigations on the IFC Judicial Committee, said the changes were made as safety precautions. “The reason the school did that is to limit the school’s liability and limit the chance that kids will get hurt,” Horter said. “[But] every fraternity will have the same amount of events; it’s a just condensed amount of time. I’m not really sure if it will be any less of a liability, so that’s a concern I have.” Additionally, the second round of rush will fall on a Sunday and a Monday instead of on weekends, limiting the previously frequent process of taking prospective members on trips outside the University. Regulations regarding the delivery of bid cards have also been created. There can only be one person allowed into a rushee’s dorm to deliver the bid card, and it must delivered during a limited time frame in see IFC, page 4 Marshall Bronfin | The Cavalier Daily ISC participants, expenses rise Council pays $23K to house recruitment counselors, 994 potential new members pay $85K in fees, 697 girls matched to sororities Michael Drash Focus Editor The 2014 Inter-Sorority Council recruitment season ended last week, with 697 of 994 female students entering the bid-matching process — a three percent increase from last year’s recruitment process. The incoming class of sorority women is the largest in University history, despite increased recruitment registration fees. In addition to increased participation, significant changes were made on the administrative side of recruitment. Panhellenic Counselors, or Pi Chis, represent a group of sorority women who disaffiliate from their respective sororities in the fall in order to advise rush participants through the recruitment process in January. This year, Pi Chis signed a contract to not reside in their normal residences for the duration of their assignment in order to remain neutral as they advised potential new members. The ISC paid for accommodations at the Cavalier Inn for 10 days during recruitment. Vice President of Recruitment Anna Powell, a fourth-year Commerce student, said the ISC instituted the policy in an effort to ensure Pi Chi sorority affiliations remained unknown. “Many of our Pi Chis live in their chapter house or with women in their own chapter and we really wanted to have everyone who is on the ISC side of recruitment in the same spot,” Powell said. Powell said knowing Pi Chis’s affili- see ISC BUDGET, page 43 $4,163 COST OF PNM BOOKLETS $23,635 TOTAL SPENT ON HOTELS $85,000 TOTAL REVENUE FROM FORMAL RECRUITMENT 697 NUMBER MATCHED THROUGH BIDDING PROCESS $95 COST OF DECEMBER REGISTRATION 994 NUMBER OF POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS $75 COST OF OCTOBER REGISTRATION 15% INCREASE IN INITIAL REGISTRATION COST

January 27, 2014

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