Charter fills, Terrace fails to reach capacity in first round
Quad’s new membership is “closing on 50” after first round sign-ins, club president Zackory Burns ’10 said. Around 25 members joined Quad in the first round of sign-ins last year, and around 50 in total joined after the second round of sign-ins.
“We’re extremely excited about the numbers,” Burns said. “The sky is the limit.”
He attributed the increase in Quad’s popularity during the sign-in process in part to its broader outreach to sophomores. The several members of the football team who signed into the club this year, he said, represented a new type of Quad member.
“We’re pulling from groups that haven’t been in Quad before,” Burns explained, adding that the club’s “family atmosphere” is an added attraction to sophomores.
Terrace, on the other hand, failed to fill to capacity for the first time in five years.
Terrace president Alex Brady ’10 put the number of new Terrace members in the “low 80s,” but he added that he was “not too worried,” explaining that Terrace’s popularity “varies from class to class”.
“We expect to fill up in second round … We’re trying to concentrate on the first round right now,” he said.
Charter Club picked up 133 students last night, according to club president Andrew Gordon ’10. He explained that this number includes 93 new members as well as 40 students placed on the club’s waitlist who are expected to be admitted later.
Cloister Inn’s popularity remained relatively constant with 45 students signing in, said club president Aran Clair ’10. Last year, 50 students signed into Cloister during the first round, and the club filled to capacity in the second round.
“We’re generally pretty happy with the numbers,” Clair said, noting that he felt fairly confident that the club would fill after the next round of sign-ins.
Colonial Club also failed to fill, accepting 87 sophomores, president Alex Man ’10 said.
“We at Colonial had a solid recruiting season,” he said in an e-mail. “We’re pleased that Colonial and the eating clubs overall continue to provide a popular option to the student body ... Overall the vibe is very positive for all the [sign-in clubs] at least and we look forward to a great year ahead.”For more on the history, analysis and statistics of the Bicker process, please visit the redesigned Prox.