FAQ

What is Rush?

The Rush process is meant to provide an introduction to the culture and members of the Epsilon Rho chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi. It consists of a series of social and professional events designed to help prospective members ("Rushes") to determine whether or not our fraternity is the right fit for them. Rushes who express interest and show promise during the first set of Open Rush events will be offered the opportunity to build stronger relationships with Brothers during Closed Rush. At the end of the Rush process, Bids will be delivered to Rushes who have been selected to continue with the process of entering the Brotherhood.

Do I have to be in Wharton to Rush AKPsi?

No - all students are welcome. We do, however, require that all candidates have a demonstrated interest in business or economics.

What kind of commitment is pledging?

Many brothers compare pledging to taking an extra sport or being involved in a dance club. They also note that it is an experience that they couldn't live without!

If I pledge, will I be hazed or forced to drink alcohol?

Absolutely not. Our organization is committed to creating a pledge process that is beneficial to your social and professional growth. You will not be forced to do anything that you do not wish to do.

How much are dues?

Dues vary every year based on our financial needs and plans. Brothers pay dues per semester and are offered various payment plan options to pay them. These dues are significantly lower than those of social fraternities and sororities.

What are AKPsi's principles?

Alpha Kappa Psi is built on three pillars: People, Professionalism, and Philanthropy. We rely on these pillars for direction in everything that we do.

What is the difference between the three business fraternities?

The culture! Since each business fraternity consists of different people, each has a different feel to it. We encourage you to explore all three business fraternities on campus in order to determine which is the right fit for you.

Am I allowed to Rush all three frats?

Yes. We encourage you to attend at least one event hosted by all three frats to see which fraternity fits you best!

I'm a freshman. Can I rush in the Fall?

No. Freshmen can only rush during the Spring semester. Fall Rush is open to Upperclassmen only (Sophomores and up).

Other Questions

For all other questions, please email us at akpsi.upenn.rush2017@gmail.com.