My name is Jacob Moeckler, a sophomore in Industrial Engineering here at Purdue University. I am from Deerfield, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. In the month of February, I took over as our chapter’s Rush Chair. With the help of my rush committee and the rest of the house, we are looking forward to a very successful Fall rush. Rush is one of the most important aspects of this fraternity because it is the lifeblood of our chapter. For months I have been working and dedicating my time to make this semester of rush the best in years. I am very excited to get back to business and go full speed ahead. There is no ceiling to our potential and expectations we have for this coming semester.
Coming to Purdue University as an incoming freshman can be very taunting. Leaving your family and friends back home and living on your own is a big change. Purdue University is home to over 40,000 people. One of the best ways to be comfortable on campus is to get involved. Rushing a fraternity is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It allows incoming freshman to meet new people in a similar situation and find potential friends for a lifetime. After a year in the books of college, I am already confident I have made friends for the rest of my life. Just one year ago I was in this situation, moving out of state to live on my own. It was Alpha Epsilon Pi that changed my first year, and it all started when I was getting rushed.
Our rush events at AEPi are different than any other fraternity on campus. We mix business and fun to make events that are memorable and unique. For the third year in a row we are going to make our first rush event a real life Fruit Ninja. Nothing is better than taking baseball bats, golf clubs, and tennis rackets and smashing all kinds of fruits. This is definitely a great way to kickoff rush because it allows the freshman relieve some stress after their first couple days of school. Summer is great and having no school is even better, but I must admit I am ready to back into the thick of things and have the most successful rush in years!