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Prepare for Rush

Rush was named for the flurry of activity around campus. Everywhere you go there are people who want to feed you, talk with you and let you know why their society is the greatest ever. The key is to keep from making promises early on.

Explore all your options and make the societies fight over you all week until induction. You’ll get a better feel for the personality of each society and be better able to choose the right one for you.

Spring Rush Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 8

8:30–11 a.m.

The Bruins Way (Levinson Hall)
This intense, but enjoyable time will get you up-to-speed with campus life and provide a good start for your academic career.

You will meet and interact with current students, faculty and administrators who will give you the inside scoop about college life. You will also have the opportunity to meet society leaders and learn of opportunities for involvement.

Friday, Jan. 11

11 a.m.

Society Meetings: you can attend any society of your gender. Check campus bulletin boards or online for locations.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

9:45–10:15 p.m.

Society prayer meetings: you can attend any society of your gender. Check campus bulletin boards or campus intranet for locations.

Friday, Jan. 18

11 a.m.

Society Meetings: you can attend any society of your gender. Check campus bulletin boards or online for locations.

12–5 p.m.

New undergraduate students not enrolled I Semester will choose a society. Stop by the Center for Leadership Development offices in The Den to let us know your decision.

Consider carefully

  • Ask God for direction.
  • Talk to lots of people and ask a lot of questions.
  • Take time to consider:
    • Look for a society that seeks to please the Lord in everything. Talk to the society president, vice president, other officers and members. Find out what they are doing to please the Lord.
    • Find a society in which you can get involved. For example, if you are into sports, find a society that needs you. Or if you want to develop your leadership skills, join a smaller society.
    • Join a society where you can make new friends. Let your BJU experience push you beyond your comfort zone.

Questions you could ask

  • What does your society look for in new members?
  • How does your society encourage spiritual growth?
  • What outreach opportunities does your society offer?
  • How does your society focus on service?
  • How can I get involved in your society?
  • What is your society’s reputation?
  • How will your society develop me?
  • What are your society’s greatest strengths, weaknesses and needs?
  • What are your society’s purpose statement and goals?
  • What two other societies would you recommend? Why?
  • What two other societies would you recommend I avoid? Why?
  • How does your society show its spirit?
  • What are your society’s traditions?
  • What makes your society unique?