Behind the scenes: Big community in small numbers

Alexandra Finkel

Danielle Cadet always knew she’d go Greek. She arrived at Northwestern with a goal to join the same sorority her family members had joined decades before.

“My godmother told me I only had one option if I wanted to be Greek,” the Medill junior says.

But Cadet wasn’t allowed to begin the rush process until her sophomore year. And it didn’t involve timed conversations, a rigorous dress code, cookies and waiting outside in the snow. Instead, it wasn’t so different from applying to NU