FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY SHOULD I RUSH? If you are looking for a community of like-minded individuals who care about personal and professional development, then rushing might just be for you. The Emory Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi embraces diversity in people, thought and education. We are the premier business fraternity in the nation and the only one of its kind at Emory.
WHO SHOULD RUSH?
All years and majors are ENCOURAGED to rush! Although AKPsi is a ‘business’ fraternity, the skills and professional development training provided during pledging are universally transferable and critical in any career path. We are proud of our diverse student backgrounds, and hope to continue to see
WHAT DOES “RUSHING” MEAN? The physical process of rush takes 3 nights, however you only have to attend 2 out of the 3 nights to be a candidate for Closed Rush. Rush begins from the start of Night 1: Professional Night, till the end of Closed Rush Interviews.
You must be invited to Closed Rush interviews in order to move forward.
We vote as a chapter in both selecting candidates for Closed Rush Interviews and determining which 16 - 22 individuals will be given a bid. Should you receive a bid, you would be invited to participate in the 8-week pledging process, which is separate from rush.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PLEDGE AKPSI?
People compare our pledging process to taking an academic course, which is an accurate description. Pledging is an 8-week process where you, if admitted to the pledge class will go through various professional development building exercises and activities.
DOES EMORY AKPSI INTERACT WITH OTHER CHAPTERS?
Yes! We host gathering events with brothers over at Georgia Tech every semester so that brothers in the Atlanta area can get to know each other. We also attend annual national AKPsi conferences to meet brothers from other chapters around the nation.
I KNOW THAT SOCIAL GREEK ORGANIZATIONS (OTHER FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES) HAVE DUES. DOES AKPSI? Yes, brothers have to pay dues. However, the amount is much less than what would cost members of the average social greek organization. The bulk of our dues go to nationals - a board which manages AKPsi chapters across the country. However, you should never be worried about dues as a financial constraint for you to join our brotherhood - we are more than happy to provide need-based aid and work something out.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A BROTHER?
Being a brother in AKPsi means that you are now an official member of Alpha Kappa Psi, which grants you access to both the professional and career resources at Emory, and also member privileges granted by nationals. It is an opportunity of a lifetime to be a part of the largest and oldest professional business fraternity in the world, so we all encourage you to come out to rush! More details on Spring Rush 2019 here.