IFC makes changes

Editorial by Kernel Staff

The Kernel commends the Interfraternity Council for implementing a new fraternity rush system including “preview nights.”

The IFC president Kelsie Willett said the council made the changes because of declining retention rates. The two-day series of preview nights featured 15-minute intros from all 18 of UK’s eligible fraternities.

Because attendance was voluntary, the second night consequentially had less rush participants.

In an Aug. 30 Kernel article, PIKE member Ralph Hollmeyer said the indirect goal of the change is diversity. For this to happen, fraternities need to reach out to a greater pool of students.

Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity member Alex Kingsbury said the benefits were tangible because of the number of rushees returning to events throughout the week.

The Kernel supports the IFC’s efforts to expose rushees to fraternities that may otherwise go overlooked but hopes to see more action geared toward diversity in Greek life.