The rush period is a long standing tradition on University campuses in the USA and Canada. UofT, McGill, UBC , Western and McMaster have some of the largest Greek systems in Canada and they all partake in Rush at the same time. It is an organized period at the beginning of each academic term for all fraternities and sororities on campus to recruit new members.
At Pi Kappa Alpha, our rush events are designed to provide interested individuals with an opportunity to meet our brothers and ask questions about the fraternity in a fun, social atmosphere. It’s also an opportunity for the brothers to get to know people who might be interested in joining Pikes.
Attending rush events is free and does not require you to join Pikes, so there is no commitment associated with attending the events. We do ask everyone who attends to register with us so that we can contact you about upcoming events if plans change, and if you have been selected for a bid.
Throughout the rush period young men are offered an opportunity to join, called a Bid. All rushees who have been selected for a bid are notified and given until the last Sunday of September to decide if they wish to accept the bid. Acceptance of a bid enables a person to participate in the New Member Process.