Society Spotlight: Lancer Edition

When choosing what societies you’re interested in, some thoughts from current members on how they chose what society they wanted to be a part of could help you confirm or deny your interest in that organization.

Iyesha Ferguson

STAFF WRITER

Fourth-year Avery Lascher-Posner pledged into the Lancer Society in the Spring of 2018. When asked what the Lancer Society has done for him, he said, “The Lancers have given me a brotherhood where I’m connected to awesome guys and can always count on them to be there for me. I chose to be Lancer because, when hanging out with them before I was a member, I saw that it would be awesome to be with these guys for the rest of my life.” 

Fourth-year Manny Chavez pledged into the Lancer Society in the Spring of 2017, with ‘Double or Nothing.’ When asked about why he joined the Lancer Society, he said, “Being an only child, I wanted to experience what it’s like to have brothers.  When I started looking into societies, I noticed how much each male society cared about this idea of brotherhood. This idea interested me. As a second-year student, I heard the Lancer Society was coming back to campus. I had no idea who they were, so I decided to check them out. After meeting the other prospects and Lancer Alumni, I immediately requested a bid. The New Member Education process was an experience so bizarre to me. It was something I would never experience elsewhere. With a pledge class size of 16, I learned so much about these guys. I learned even more about myself. I realized how important and difficult it is to try to understand another person. I realized how annoyed 15 other guys could make me. I realized how strong of a bond this process created. Joining the Lancer Society allowed me to understand what a brotherhood is.”

Second-year Jake Kincaid-Reyes pledged into the Lancer Society in the Spring of 2018. When asked why he joined the Lancer Society, he said, “The reason why I joined Lancer society is because I really loved the idea of brotherhood and the people in it in general. I never really knew what it was like to have an actual brother. So, having so many is amazing, especially knowing that they always have my back.”

Upcoming Dates: 

Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser: 10/25 Whittier Blvd & Santa Gertrudes Ave at 5 – 8 p.m.

Lancer Rush 11/10 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. , meet in memorial chapel; RSVP via instagram @lancer__society