1. WHAT IS RUSH?
Rush is a time period where the active house of alpha Kappa Delta Phi organizes several social events and invites everyone to participate. These events serve as a great way for you to become better acquainted with the sisters. Rush is geared towards providing a glimpse of what life, as a part of the sorority, is all about. Even if you're not sure about joining alpha Kappa Delta Phi, we encourage you to attend rush and to bring all your friends. After all, events are obligation and cost free.
2. WHY SHOULD YOU RUSH ALPHA KAPPA DELTA PHI?
Contrary to popular belief, there is much more to sorority life than its heavily publicized social side. Becoming a sister of alpha Kappa Delta Phi brings many different advantages and experiences, such as:
Connecting you to an amazing group of women in the largest nationwide Asian-interest sorority
Developing leadership skills through active membership
Enriching your college experience by participating in community service
Becoming more culturally aware
Fostering personal growth among a supportive family of diverse women
Providing useful aid in various career fields through an international network of alumni
Creating friendships through sisterhood that will last a lifetime
3. IS SORORITY LIFE ALL PARTYING AND DRINKING?
Absolutely not. Non-stop partying is a media propagated, common misconception most people have about the Greek system. We invite you to join alpha Kappa Delta Phi because we like who you are as a person and not because you fit a certain stereotype. Each sister has her own unique personality, and each is responsible for making her own lifestyle choices. For many sisters, partying is not a priority. We're interested in your individuality and will support any decision you make.
4. DO I HAVE TO BE ASIAN TO JOIN?
As an organization that seeks to promote cultural awareness, alpha Kappa Delta Phi holds the concept of equality in the highest regard. We are an all inclusive Asian-interest sorority and encourage every woman who shares similar interests to join regardless of her own cultural identity.
5. DOES BEING IN A SORORITY AFFECT MY GRADES?
We know that you're attending college to obtain an education. Academic excellence is important to us and a minimum GPA is required of all sisters. In many ways, joining alpha Kappa Delta Phi can be beneficial to your grades. The house is filled with years of academic experience from sisters past and present. Think of it as your own personal college experience database. Our sisters' high GPA's and our successful alumnae are an indication of our continuous dedication to education.
6. I LIKE ALPHA KAPPA DELTA PHI! HOW DO I JOIN?
Great! To receive a bid (a formal invitation from the house to join), you will need to attend at least two rush events and one info session. You will also need to fill out an application and go through an interview process.
7. IF I DO GET A BID AND ACCEPT IT, WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?
After accepting the bid, you will officially begin the intake process. The process is an educational period during which new members learn more about the sorority and its sisters. You, along with the other members of your new member class, will be introduced to our history and traditions. Your class will also receive the opportunity to aid the sorority in achieving its many goals. Though challenging at times, the process will bring your new member class closer together and teach you what it means to be a sister of alpha Kappa Delta Phi.
8. WILL I BE HAZED?
Both Cornell university and alpha Kappa Delta Phi do not condone the practice of hazing. We would never intentionally harm any of our new members because that is not how we believe future sisters should be treated. Along with a bid comes an understanding that we value you as a permanent addition to our sisterhood.
9. HOW EXPENSIVE IS IT TO BE A SISTER?
The dues you pay as a sister always come back to benefit you in the long run through activities like service events or road trips. Our sorority is unique because it does not have a university sponsored house. While some sisters live with one another on campus or in Collegetown, others continue living with friends outside of the sorority. In fact, our dues are most likely the lowest of any Greek organization because of our special housing situation.