Hillsdale College fraternities finished welcoming their newest pledge classes, with Delta Tau Delta pledging its three-man class on Sunday.
“It’s one of the smaller ones,” said senior Peter O’Rourke, DTD public relations chairman. “For Delts, we’ve always worked better as a smaller group.”
Alpha Tau Omega pledged eight men: six freshmen, one sophomore, and one junior. Sigma Chi and Delta Sigma Phi both pledged four men, all freshmen and all sophomore respectively. The new recruits are replenishing the fraternity’s numbers and bringing new interests, talents, and skills with them.
Sigma Chi Public Relations chairman freshman Joe Wagner said he is excited about the diversity the newest class will bring to the house. Members of the new class are involved in mock trial and College Republicans as well as the shotgun and sailing clubs.
ATO Membership Educator junior Marcus Koperski said he is happy to have several freshmen pledge members.
“In the the past, we’ve had difficulty reaching out into the dorms,” Koperski said.
Although fraternity pledge classes tend to be smaller in the spring semester, all three spokesmen emphasized that it was about who the new pickups are, not how many there are.
“We don’t care if we have a pledge class of 15 or five,” O’Rourke said. “It’s more about the quality guys.”
Wagner agreed: “It’s not about getting more numbers. It’s about getting the right people.”