Quality and Quantity

On Sunday, January 15th, the Alpha Delta Chapter had our formal rush. All of the active members look forward to this each year. We love getting the chance to dress up, drink some hot chocolate and meet prospective members. This year, we had 19 potential sisters attend the meeting. This meant that there were more potential members than active members at our formal rush, which, to my knowledge, has never happened. They were also some of the most kind-hearted and driven people we had gotten to know over the year, which lead us to extending a bid to each and everyone of them.

In the past, our Chapter used to have nearly 50 active sisters. Currently, we have around 20. Our numbers have hovered between 20 and 25 for all of the years that I have been involved. Before Ohio University switched from quarters to semesters, we used to have two rush classes each year. Now, we only have one.

Having a second rush class allowed our chapter to gain more interest and attract more future sisters. Since we are on semesters now, we only have one rush class a year.

In recent years, we have continuously tried to get more interest for our sorority. However, our motto has always been “quality over quantity.” Although we want all of our sisters to be strong and involved members, the thought of having a larger chapter is always a nice one. There would be more manpower, more bonding, and more littles. At Formal Rush this year, we got both quality and quantity. With two of our MC sessions (where we teach the new members of TBS) and First Degrees coming up, I am getting more excited to get to know each of the new sisters.

I am also super excited to officially meet my new little. She’s low-key perfect and she will fit into the Red/Sexy family so well. Almost all of the bigs created anonymous twitters, just to talk to our littles without them know exactly who we are. At first, I was a little unsure about the idea, but now my twitter for my little is better than my personal twitter. I can only hope that these twitters are getting the littles psyched to meet their bigs.

This is going to be a wonderful rush class and group of new sisters/littles. I know I can speak for the entire chapter as well as many alumni when I say we are beyond excited to double to size of our chapter. These membership candidates have a bright future in Tau Beta Sigma and I cannot wait to see what they accomplish in the coming years.


Devan Smith

Chapter Member