The Aerie, Yearbook of North Texas State University, 1985 Page: 42
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Susan Beth Roeman
J. Scott Rudsenske
Dry Rush trend
Rush is a major part of the Greek
Fraternity system. Following a new
trend, NT fraternities instituted a dry
Rush week in the Spring of 1984.
The week of Dry Rush followed the
traditional week of Wet Rush. There
were few problems with the change,
however, Jim Powell, 1984 I.F.C.
Rush Chairman, expressed the feel-
ing that someday fraternities may be
forced to go to a totally dry Rush.
If the legal drinking age in Texas is
raised to 21, as proposed in 1985,
the fraternities would not have any
choice. Until the law changes, the
fraternities will continue with partial-
ly dry rushes. Many feel that the dry
week is a positive change in the Rush
process. Dry rush parties give pro-
spective pledges a better chance to
meet the fraternity brothers, and in
many cases, the fraternity can obtain
Mettiestine Michelle Smith
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