FIU’s Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life celebrated the end of sorority recruitment with bid day festivities at Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium Sunday, Sept. 22.
Sorority women filled the stands and rattled The Cage with cheers and noisemakers in anticipation of their new members. Historically, bid day marks the end of the recruitment process for potential new members and the beginning of their time as affiliated new members of a Panhellenic sorority. FIU student Carl-Frederick Francois was there and created this slideshow of the event:
The first bid day at FIU took place in the pit in 1990. It’s since moved to the fountain and, most recently, the GC Ballrooms. This year, for the first time, active members and alumnae of the seven Panhellenic Council sororities greeted more than 480 new members at the stadium. And this won’t be the last time, according to Jose Toscano, director of Campus Life.
“The organizations have grown so much in the last couple of years, that we had to host bid day at the football stadium,” Toscano said. “It was amazing to see more than 400 new members and all seven sorority chapters present at the stadium. We are now working on plans to enhance the bid day experience at the stadium for all of the FIU Greek community.”
Each of the sororities welcomed at least an additional 69 new members – making the largest sorority on campus a chapter of 200 women.
“We currently have more than 700 sorority women and with the addition of the new members, the sorority community will grow to more than 1,200 members,” Toscano said.
The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life anticipates another 600 new members will join next fall, which means extension – the process of adding a new sorority on campus – is on the horizon for FIU’s Panhellenic Council.
For more information about sorority recruitment and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, visit greeks.fiu.edu.