Recruitment period, otherwise known as “Rush”, is the time where students are able to experience a glimpse of Greek Life here at uOttawa. It is a period to learn more about fraternities and sororities on campus and to see if it is something for you. Be on the lookout for rush info for the upcoming school year!
MESSAGE FROM OUR RECRUITMENT CHAIRMAN
I never thought that I was the type of person to join a fraternity but having found Sigma Chi early on in my university career, it’s hard to imagine myself in any other community. Through rush, the pledge process, and positions I have held since, I have learned a lot about real-world responsibilities, while having fun along the way. By joining, you enter a network of generations of successful men before you, become eligible for the millions available in scholarship money, and have a group of brothers that will be by your side far longer than any university friend. I welcome any men looking to make the most of their undergraduate experience to reach out to myself or any of the brothers of Lambda Theta to learn how they can become leaders of men. I look forward to seeing you at rush!
Gabriel G. Omar
WHAT IS RUSH?
WHY SIGMA CHI?
Fraternity Recruitment, otherwise known as “Rush” is a time for undergraduates to evaluate the fraternities at their university and to see if fraternity life is something they are interested in. You have the opportunity to meet lots of people, make friends, and have an exciting and fun few weeks learning about Greek life. While you are having fun, take a moment to consider the ideals, personalities, and actions of the brothers of each of the fraternities you are rushing and find the organization that’s right for you.
Sigma Chi is one of the longest standing fraternity organizations in the world. It has initiated more than 345 000 brothers across nearly 250 undergraduate chapters throughout the US and Canada in its 155-year history – the second largest number of any Greek-letter organization. We also boast more scholarships and leadership programs than any other fraternity organization. Notably Sigma Chi is a fraternity life does not end after your undergraduate career. There are more than 149 alumni chapters worldwide to help facilitate lifelong brotherhood.
In short, we offer prospective members the chance to be part of one of the strongest, most renowned, and most prestigious international fraternities in the world!
WILL I BE HAZED?
No. you will never be hazed by Sigma Chi. Our fraternity is fundamentally against hazing and believes it only serves to weaken the bond between brothers
DO I HAVE TO COMMIT MYSELF TO A FRATERNITY IF I RUSH?
No. Rushing is a risk-free process that involves zero commitment to any fraternity. Rushing is about exploring different fraternities, meeting brothers, and learning about the values of each brotherhood.