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Greek Life Held “Meet The Greeks”

Over 300 students interested in becoming involved with Greek Life gathered in the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) to the semi-annual “Meet the Greeks” event on Tuesday, September 10 at 9 pm.

The 14 Greek organizations at the University set up tables to promote their philanthropies and gathered prospective students’ attentions. Each organization had members from their chapters stationed at tables to represent their fraternity or sorority.

The majority of students who attended were first year students, but many sophomores, transfer students, and juniors were present as well.

Rianna Rea, freshman international business major, said, “I went to ‘Meet the Greeks’ with a couple of my friends and I really enjoyed it. I knew I wanted to rush in the spring but I didn’t know all of the different sororities.”

“When I was there I talked to girls from all of the sororities,” added Rea, “and I think it’s great they had everyone sign up for an email list so they can know when events are.”

When students arrived to “Meet the Greeks,” each student was given a business card with all of the fraternities and sororities written down. The goal was for every student to talk with a member from each organization and have the organization mark off their card.

Jon Buchalski, Assistant Director of Student Activities for Fraternity and Sorority Life, said, “It is a way for students to get know more about Fraternity and Sorority life and is typically the first interaction students have with the organizations. As a Greek community, we encouraged students to speak with each organization.”

Once students visited every table and completed marking off their cards, they were entered into a door prize to potentially win iPad minis. The two winners at “Meet the Greeks” were freshmen Hope Sonner and Davin Moskal.

Lena Suarez, junior social work major, said, “I have attended ‘Meet the Greeks’ three years in a row since joining Alpha Sigma Tau. I found that the entire process has become ten times more effective.”

Suarez added, “There were more people at this ‘Meet the Greeks’ event than last fall which is great! The idea of having incentives for those interested gave potential Greek life students the opportunity to meet everyone, as opposed to one or two organizations.”

In previous years “Meet the Greeks” was held in Anacon Hall, which is not as spacious as the MAC. This extra space gives students more room to interact with one another. Suarez said, “The organizations are more spread out, and the event is overall more organized.”

Throughout the night there were two performances by Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

“Meet the Greeks” is an event that happens once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester.

PHOTO TAKEN by Brianna McCabe