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Rush is the process of introducing ourselves to prospective members and getting to know what you want out of your experience at the University of Illinois. It's set up to be a relaxed and informal way to get to know each other and give you a taste of what life at AGR is like. Rush takes several forms:


Rush Weekends

We'll invite you to campus for a day or a Saturday-Sunday overnight visit. It's a chance for you to experience what living in the house is like, as we get to know each other through a series of social activities.


On-Campus Visits

We also invite prospective members to join us on campus for dinner or other activities. 


At-Home Visits

While visiting us on campus is the best way to get a feel for what it's like at AGR, we can also make arrangements to pay you and your family a visit at home.


We'll work with you to find the option that best fits your needs and schedule.



Scholarships at Alpha Chapter


Alpha Chapter offers a number of scholarships on an annual basis to deserving members. Email Griffin Greene to learn more.


Akin Leadership Award

Created in 1998 to honor Clarence Akin ’38 and son David ’68; encourages brothers to broaden their interests and involvement, recognizes student leadership beyond College of ACES, and inspires brothers to share their skills. The scholarship is worth over $8000 and covers room and board for a year for the top four new members in each class. 


Paul K. Bresee Merit Scholarship

Six scholarships are awarded for academic achievement.


James Ross Leadership Award

Created in 1995 to encourage excellence as an undergraduate officer


Warren K. Wessels Award

Created in tribute to the work and philosophy of the longtime College of Agriculture Assistant Dean by brothers Larry Gerdes ’71 and Steve Gerdes ’77


Alpha Scholarship 

A $1,000 scholarship to any deserving man or woman who is planning to enroll or is currently enrolled at the University. Being a member or becoming a member is not required to be eligible for the scholarship. To be considered, please complete the form below.


Learn more about AGR membership. Contact  us today.

Carter Martin
VNR Recruitment

Gage Miller

VNR Recruitment






Thank you for your inquiry! Please note that a phone interview and/or a face-to-face interview may be required if you are selected as a finalist.