Eight fraternities will play host to approximately 1,000 CSU male students next week, as interested young men try to get a feel for which Greek chapter is right them.
This week is what university officials call â€œformal recruitment,â€ a time perhaps more commonly known as â€œrushâ€ week.
By the end of these barbecue and pick-up football game-filled days, 5 percent of CSU males will find a fraternity. Drew Becker, vice president of recruitment for InterFraternity Council, IFC, said that number was higher in the 1990s.
Now, in 2010, as Greek life tries to pull up recruitment numbers, questions of what exactly each fraternity offers to prospective fall pledges are on the minds of many eager to get a taste of a unique college experience.
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