Club & Greek
- Category: Volume 87 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
- Published: 23 September 2015
- Written by ALYSSA TRITSCHLER | CLUB & GREEK EDITOR AND SAM MARELLA | CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Eager freshmen, commuters, and upperclassmen students packed the MAC on Tuesday night, Sept. 15 for Meet the Greeks. The event allows students the opportunity to meet each Greek organization on campus and see if the opportunity to join Greek life is worth pursuing.
“I want girls to find their home away from home just like I did,” says Gabby Salvaggio, sister of Alpha Xi Delta and junior health studies major.
Meet the Greeks, held at the beginning of every semester, is the perfect event for students to attend if they are looking to find a place to call home, like many Monmouth students have done.
Students and faculty often wonder why so much effort and preparation is put into these recruitment events. Salvaggio commented, “We put a lot of effort into Meet the Greeks because we want to find girls who are willing to realize their potential.” Many other members of Greek life have the same intentions. One of the goals of Greek life at Monmouth is to encourage students to become a part of something bigger than themselves and find a place where they belong. Joing Greek life is more than joining a group of individuals and wearing a set of letters. By joining Greek life, individuals are committing to an obligation. Greeks are known across campus for their philanthropic events, high grade point averages, and dedication to the Monmouth community. For this reason, many students take the first step to join Greek life by attending Meet the Greeks.
The event is crucial for students who are thinking about getting involved in Greek life. It is the first step a potential new member can take to meet the members of all the fraternities and sororities on campus. Meet the Greeks gives students the opportunity to not only meet brothers and sisters of Greek organizations, but also learn what each of these organizations value.
“I think it’s an extremely prudent part of the recruitment process. The involvement fair is nice but not every girl there is interested in sorority life. Meet the Greeks is more exclusive which makes it easier to interact with potential new members. It also helps to discover girls that you really click with that you may have not met otherwise,” said Demetria Bogosian, a senior business management student.
Being a member of Greek life is something to be proud of. With six sororities and six fraternities, Greek life accounts for a large portion of the Monmouth campus.
“It is always nice to see a big turnout at this event. The fraternity and sorority community continues to grow at Monmouth and this is a great way to introduce students to the different organizations we have on campus,” said Michele Kaplan, Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life. “While our community shares the values of scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship, each group has something unique to offer.”