Members of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity treated potential new members to bowling and participated in a campus clean up during rush week at Austin Peay. JENNIFER LINDAHL|THE ALL STATE

Rush week is the best time to learn about fraternities and Greek life at Austin Peay. Potential new members, or PNMs, have the opportunity to meet organizations and find which organization suits them best.

With tons of activities ranging from sand volleyball to kickball and even community service projects, there’s a lot of fun to be had while still building relationships with possible future brothers.

PNMs who are rushing for a fraternity have 11 different fraternities to choose from to see which one fits them best.

“I originally wanted to rush so I could make new friends and meet new people,” said freshman PNM Brandon Wilson. “I wanted a sense of community since I didn’t have that here on campus.”

Rush Week is an important time in greek life, and college life, for many. It means a lot because it holds a different significance to the organization and the organization’s members.

“Have fun with it, don’t choose the first place you go to, figure out who fits you best,” said Noah Hogan, president of Kappa Alpha. “It’s a lifetime thing so you gotta find out what fits you best.”

While it is a rewarding experience, it can be stressful for the current members of organizations because of all the planning that goes into making Rush week fun for PNMs.

Terrence Eugene Knight, a sophomore member of Alpha Tau Omega, said being a member of a fraternity can make a difference in a student’s life. When he started classes as a freshman, “I didn’t really have anybody,” he said.

“You’re really able to change lives when you introduce a fraternity or any organization to incoming freshmen or even people who have been here for a while who don’t have a group,” Knight said