Recently I rushed at Penn State in the midst of a pandemic. Even though there is a pandemic many people still rushed, but everyone had a different experience.
Personally I had a great experience with a pandemic going on and rushing through Zoom. The process was different, but in a way fun. The only thing that sucked in my mind was going on Zoom and having early morning meetings.
I did enjoy being able to wear sweatpants with my fancy shirt every time I had a meeting. It was fancy on the top, casual on the bottom and then fancy makeup on my face.
My favorite part was all of the girls I became friends with and now have some closer friends and new girls to talk to. The Pi Chis were amazing too, they were so helpful and understood everyone's situations.
Within the first 2 days of rushing I started to have problems with my schedule because I was doing this process from home like others. While I was at home I was working a job and in my mind it came first because if I was to be in a sorority I needed money to buy merch and do fun things.
My Pi Chis and girls in charge of recruitment helped me with my schedule and work around certain things because if we couldn't work it out that meant I had to drop. Which was in my mind not an option because I really wanted to rush. In their minds it wasn't an option either.
Just with this one experience I realized that these girls were amazing and I was right where I needed to be and it helped make my experience even better.
In total I recommend rushing in a pandemic because it is really fun and a different experience.