Thank you for your interest in Rush!
Below we've compiled some of the most commonly asked questions about
Rush, along with our answers. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if
you would like to know more.
What is Rush?
During the first two weeks of every Fall semester, Sigma Phi Omega
hosts a series of fun and informal events on and around the Cal
campus, often referred to as "Rush" events. They are free and
open to anyone curious about what our sorority has to offer.
Details about events can be found on our Rush flyers, handed out on
campus every Fall.
Is it true what they say about sorority girls?
That depends on what you've heard (or seen on MTV). Yes, we
truly believe in sisterhood. No, it is not at all about being
superficial and partying. Please do not allow any preconceptions or
stereotypes limit your college experience. Come find out for
yourself if Sigma Phi Omega is right for you.
Is there a certain "type" of girl that you're looking for?
Absolutely not. We pride ourselves in our diversity in
membership and we encourage everyone to come out to our Rush.
Sigma Phi Omega seeks unique and motivated individuals who wish to
expand their college experience while creating memories and
establishing friendships that can last a lifetime.
What happens at a Rush event?
In general, the purpose of a Rush event is to give you a better idea
of what being in a sorority is all about. First and foremost,
this means getting to know the sisters. We believe that the best
way to do this is through interaction. This gives you the
opportunity to get to know us and for us to get to know you. At
the same time, any questions you might have will be answered so that
you can decide if what we offer appeals to you. Food,
refreshments, and entertainment are always provided.
What makes Sigmas different from any other sorority?
Our tight knit small house means that every voice is heard and that anyone who chooses to can take an active leadership role within the house, young or old. One of our greatest and most rewarding traditions is the Sigma Waltz performed by the newly crossed class and their escorts at our end-of-the-year Formal. We also do our best to help within the community with several philanthropic activities, with a special focus on women and domestic violence.
Can I still rush even if I can't make it to any of your Rush
We understand that the first few weeks of school can be very busy.
If you are unable to attend any of our events but are still interested
in rushing, please contact us and we'd be happy to set up something
that would accommodate your schedule.
What happens when Rush is over?
The next step is the "bid" process. A bid is an invitation
extended out to you to pledge our sorority. It is up to you
whether or not you choose to accept your bid. If you do, you
will begin to understand the true meaning of sisterhood
What is required during pledging? What is the time
All that we require is that you learn the history and traditions of
our organization. Pledging can easily be a part of a busy
schedule. We understand that you are here at Cal to learn and we will
ask you to place the sorority above academics or anything else that is
of importance to you.