What is Rush & Why Should You?

Why do you want to rush a fraternity?

This is the most important questions that a student can ask himself when deciding to join a fraternity. Your college experience is whatever you want to make it and fraternities like Beta Mu Sigma can give you the tools to achieve your goals. The benefits of becoming an active member include networking with alumni, university involvement, academic resources, professionalism, and much more. We as a fraternity have become a leader in campus involvement including members involved in athletics, resident advisors, executive members of other organizations, university workers, hall directors, and university officials. We as an organization are dedicated to the improvement of fraternity and our members. So when we ask, ”why you want to want to join a fraternity?” know that you want to get the most out of your college experience, and that we can get you there.

What is Rushing?

Rushing is the time when non-greek students have the opportunity to look into different greek organizations and possibly find an organization they could one day call home. During September, organizations like Beta Mu Sigma Fraternity will hold numerous events to give non-greek students the opportunity to make new friends, meet the current members, alumni, the sororities, and learn a little about what we have to offer. This is a great time for new and old students to network and get familiar with our fraternity, what we do in the community, and even the campus we call home. All events that are held are FREE for students attend and are all volunteer. A few examples of events being planned for this coming rush include, but are not limited too:

  • Dodgeball
  • Brideport Bluefish Baseball Game
  • Southern Hockey Games
  • Go Carts
  • Southern Football Games
  • Weekend Football
  • Sorority Socials
  • Hooters Night
  • Poker Night

As a brotherhood we are constantly finding new ways to get together and have a great time. We feel that if were going to work hard, were going to play hard too. This fall is no exception, with the coming of the 2014 Football, Basketball, and Soccer seasons approaching we are ready to show our Southern pride and cheer on the home team. You can join us this fall as we provide transportation to and from every game as just another way for you to get to know one of Southern’s leading fraternities.

Why Rush Beta? 

Beta Mu Sigma is Southern’s Oldest and most prestigious fraternity. Over the last 50 years we have played a strong role within the university and continue to give back to our alma mater and surrounding community. In rushing Beta Mu Sigma you will network with our active members, alumni, university officials, hall directors, meet hundreds of new people, earn professional experience, have FUN, and make the most from your college experience.

We as brotherhood are dedicated in bettering you not only as a student, but in the future. We are not a four year fraternity, but a brotherhood for life, with alumni from all over who continue to contribute to our organization. So, why would you just coast through college, when you can join an organization that can help with your future, and be there for you for the rest of your life?

Below are a few facts about greeks and the roles they play while a student and after college. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via the “Contact” link above!

Greek Facts

  • There are more than 7,000 chapters at over 800 campuses in the United States and Canada with more than 500,000 undergraduate members.
  • The entire Greek-letter system (including fraternities, sororities, professional fraternities, recognition and honor societies) has over 20,000 chapters.
  • 85% of Fortune 500 executives are Greek.
  • Of the 50 largest North American corporations; 43 are headed by fraternity men.
  • 76% of U.S. Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity.
  • All but two U.S. Presidents and two Vice Presidents since 1825 have been Greek.
  • Five Canadian Prime Ministers have been Greek.
  • 85% of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices since 1910 have been Greek.
  • A recent study shows that fraternity members have a 28% higher rate of graduation from college than do their non-member counterparts.
  • A study by the University of Missouri found that Greeks throughout the US and Canada are more involved on their campuses and rate their overall university experience better.
  • The same Missouri study found Greeks are more financially successful after they graduate than independents; are more involved in their communities; and give more generously to their alma maters.
  • Greeks hold many of leadership positions on campus.
  • Most fraternity and sorority members are involved with at least one student organization outside of their chapters.