Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to "Rush" or to be a "Rushee"?
Rushing is when a person interested in a Greek organization comes out to events put on by that org. When you attend, you become a Rushee of whatever organization you are looking into. Rushing entails learning about the organization, and it's members, during a week of fun, games and snacks. To learn more about the Rush events ΚΓΔ holds, click HERE.
Does it cost anything to Rush?
Rushing is cost free! There are no commitments made if you come out to our events. We often tell girls that if you aren't entirely sure about the sorority, just come out anyways! It's free food some nights, fun activities and you can always make friends even if you aren't interested in interviewing at the end of the week.
I can't come to Info night, does that mean I can't Rush?
While important to come to, Info night is not mandatory. None of the nights are mandatory to Rush, although you must attend at least 3 of 4 nights in order to sign up for an interview for a bid to pledge. All the information from Info night can be explained to you by any active, although the Pledge Mother's are the best resource for you. If you know you want to Rush but will be missing any night of Rush Week or will be running late due to a class, feel free to email them at email@example.com and they will fill you in on what you missed or arrange to help you get to the event as quickly as possible.
What is "pledging"?
Pledging is where you undergo a quarter of learning about the sorority, our history and our inner workings. In order to become a Pledge, you must attend at least 3 or the 4 Rush nights and sign up for an interview. Interviews are on Friday (and sometimes Saturday as well) of Rush Week.
What is a "Pledge Mother"?
A Pledge Mother is an executive board member in the sorority who is elected to guide the pledges through their pledge quarter. There are two Pledge Mothers for each Pledge Quarter, and they quite literally become the pledge class's mothers. Their main jobs are to ensure that the pledges know the proper information about the sorority and to mentor the pledges in everything from the pledge process to academics to their personal life.
Do you have a minimum or maximum number or Pledges needed per quarter?
No, we have no "House Number" that we need to meet; therefore the number of Rushees who are given bids to pledge is solely based upon each individual Rushees merits alone.
Does ΚΓΔ haze?
No. ΚΓΔ, and UCSC, both have a Zero Tolerance policy on hazing.
When can I Rush?
ΚΓΔ has two Pledge quarters per year, in Fall and in Spring. In Fall, you can learn about Rushing at the OPERS Fall Festival Table and at the Rush Table in the quarry Plaza during the first week of school. In Spring, you can learn more about Rushing at the Rush Table in the quarry Plaza during the first week of school.
Does KGD have a house?
ΚΓΔ does not maintain an official sorority house. However, most of our sisters do end up becoming roommates more often than not.
Is KGD a member of the Panhellenic Association?
No, ΚΓΔ is an independent academic and professional sorority recognized by SOAR. We are independent from any of the governing bodies of the UC Santa Cruz Greek Community. However, we have events with the Intergreek Council (IGC), such as socials and participating in the annual Greek Week competition.
Requirements for Rushing ΚΓΔ
To be considered for a bid, each rushee must:
1) Attend at least 3 rush events (attending 4 is encouraged)
2) Have 3.0 GPA or above
3) Be available the day and night of interviews
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about these requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a contact form (above)!
Also please visit us at our Rush table in the Quarry Plaza during Rush week!