What is Rush?
Rush is a bi-annual period of recruitment, typically occurring within the first month of the Fall and Spring semester each year. We encourage women at Simon Fraser University who are interested in joining Kappa Beta Gamma or wanting to learn more about our sisterhood, to engage in Recruitment activities.
What do Recruitment events consist of?
Rush consists of numerous mixers, activities and socials. We host these events in order to get to know you better, as well as display the strong bonds of sisterhood that Kappa Beta Gamma.
Do I need to attend every event during Rush?
No, you are not required to attend every Rush event. However, attending more events will allow you to understand our chapter better and for us to get to know you as well. We strongly encourage you to try to make it out to each event!
What are the grade requirements for membership of Kappa Beta Gamma?
All potential new member (PNMs) must be a full-time (9 units+) registered student at Simon Fraser University with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or more. In other words, you must be a full-time student in good academic standing with the University. At KBΓ, we stress the importance of academics by enforcing weekly study hours.
How much time will I need to commit to KBΓ?
The saying “You get what you put in.” holds true to membership at Kappa Beta Gamma. The more you actively engage with KBΓ, the more benefits of sisterhood you will experience. Mandatory commitments include weekly chapter meetings, new member education, chapter retreats, initiation and various other activities. However, most sisters are involved in outside organizations, other clubs, volunteer, or hold part-time work positions without conflict. There’s never a dull moment with your sisters!
Will I be hazed?
Kappa Beta Gamma has a zero-tolerance policy towards hazing. All chapters strictly adhere to an anti-hazing policy complying with international Kappa Beta Gamma standards as well as Simon Fraser University policies. Upon becoming an active member, each sister signs an anti-hazing commitment.
What is a legacy? And what does that mean during Recruitment?
A legacy is a sister, daughter, granddaughter or great-granddaughter of a current or past Kappa Beta Gamma member from any chapter. Extra consideration is given towards legacies during the recruitment process.
If I have already rushed Kappa Beta Gamma, may I rush again?
Absolutely! As many enthusiastic and unique women rush each semester, we are only able to extend membership to so many in order to preserve the exception bond of sisterhood that we treasure. We urge individuals to rush KBΓ again if they are interested in joining our sisterhood.