WHAT IS RUSH?
Rush is a time for girls interested in joining SYZ to meet the active sisters and learn more about the sorority. This is your chance to ask any questions you ever had about SYZ , the intake process, or sorority life in general. Rush is completely non-binding. In other words, there is absolutely no pressure to commit to or join SYZ when you rush.
During this time, we hold a variety of events to provide an overview of our organization; of what we do, who we are, and get to know each sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta. If you decided to participate, you become a rushee. No commitments or promise are made during the rush, so relax, and just have a good time! This is also a time for us to get to know YOU, so come on out and play!
WHAT MAKES SYZ DIFFERENT?
Generally speaking, all sororities are pretty similar. Every sorority works hard to support a national philanthropy, has their own history, contributes to their community, and offers social activities. However, the main difference between SYZ and any sorority, Asian-interest or non-Asian, is the women in the organization. When choosing a sorority to rush or undergo the intake process, the most important factor should be how comfortable you feel and how well you get along with the sisters. Ask yourself, do you feel relaxed while chatting with them? Can you see yourself hanging out with them in the future? If the answer is YES, you should definitely consider joining! After all, sisterhood lasts beyond pledging and even beyond college. It lasts for a lifetime.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A “TYPICAL” SIGMA SISTER?
There is no “typical” Sigma sister. Sisterhood is not a mold for women to fit into. Nor does it make each sister who they are. Each sister contributes her talent, idealism, devotion and energies to the greater organization, giving our sisterhood the character it has today. We hope that each sister will change our sisterhood, helping it to grow and evolve.
SINCE ITS, ASIAN INTEREST, CAN NON-ASIANS JOIN?
Absolutely! Our sisters come from all cultures, including but not limited to Haitian, Thai, Laos, Cambodian, Korean, Chinese, Italian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Japanese, African American, and Indian. Although we are culturally oriented, we are by no means exclusive to Asian/Asian Americans. In fact, 10 percent of the sisters are of non-Asian decent.