November 20, 2019 || Vol. 92, No. 10 - page 10

10 The Outlook
Club & Greek
Nocember 20, 2019
(The tailgate) allowed me to
enjoy time with my daugh-
ter, meet her sorority and
contribute to school spirit.
Participation increases our
connection and the tailgate
did that for me!”
The Panhellenic organi-
zations to attend the tail-
gate were Phi Sigma Sigma,
Delta Phi Epsilon, Alpha
Sigma Tau, Alpha Xi Del-
ta. The Fraternities who at-
tended were Sigma Pi, Phi
Kappa Psi, and Sigma Tau
Gamma. The Multicultural
Groups to partake were Chi
Upsilon Sigma, Omega Psi
Phi, Alpha Kappa Alpha,
and Lambda Theta Alpha.
Angela White, Treasurer
on the Greek Senate Execu-
tive Board, said the purpose
of planning the Fraternity
and Sorority Life Tailgate
is to promote community.
White said, “I think the
FSL tailgate succeeded be-
cause the community came
together to participate in a
fun and safe event. I feel
that Monmouth can some-
times lack school spirit, so
it was great to see the in-
volvement of all different
clubs and organizations,
as well as parents. The t-
shirts were a great addi-
tion, and all students and
parents loved them.”
Each Greek organization
created a promotional f lyer
to be distributed during the
tailgate. Each f lyer includ-
ed specific social media in-
formation, national philan-
thropies, chapter photos,
and other unique facts like
chapter dues.
Yazmin Belhadj, Presi-
dent of the Student Gov-
ernment Association and
Delta Phi Epsilon, said
that, “There has definitely
been a divide between all
organizations on campus.
Monmouth lacks a sense
of community. Although
everyone finds their peo-
ple in certain clubs and
orgs, they stay within
their cliques instead of
branching out and be-
ing one whole Monmouth
community.”
Kristine Simoes, Spe-
cialist Professor of Public
Relations in the Depart-
ment of Communication,
offers insight on the image
that a tailgate serves from
a public relations stand-
point. Simoes said, “This
tailgate seems to surround
community. It involves
residents and the public it
serves, so the parking lot
is probably a good place
to start. You have cam-
pus students and then you
also have visitors, alumni,
and a game day so you also
have players families, this
could all outreach to non-
targeted publics.”
According to the Greek
Senate Executive Board,
they were successful in
achieving their goals in
planning a Fraternity and
Sorority Life Tailgate.
These
accomplishments
include: good behavior
amongst Greek members,
increased awareness for
First Responders, and pro-
moting unity. Due to the
success of this tailgate, ac-
cording to the Greek Sen-
ate Board, there will be
many more opportunities
for social involvement at
Monmouth.
Belhadj expands on the
idea that Greek involve-
ment at events is crucial.
“We should all have school
spirit and get together
to support one another.
Whether it’s tailgating at
an athletic game or cheer-
ing people on at a philan-
thropic event, we should
all put our differences
aside and see all the great
things that each different
organization has to offer.”
Mike Russo, a member of
Sigma Pi brought his broth-
er, a Senior at Howell High
School, to the tailgate.
Russo’s younger brother
said, “Monmouth seemed
like a really fun environ-
ment. I met people in a few
fraternities that definitely
made me interested in join-
ing a Greek organization at
college next year.”
Tyler Droste, Assistant
Director of Fraternity and
Sorority Life, believes that
the Greek students who at-
tended the tailgate inter-
acted well with the fami-
lies that were present. He
said, “[the tailgate] was a
great opportunity for our
fraternities and sororities
to show the greater com-
munity how you can have a
good time while also being
responsible in the process.”
Droste continues, “The
Greek Senate planned this
event and it was the first
time in a long time that a
fraternal organization has
planned a tailgate. It will
be up to the students next
year if they would like to
continue the event but if
they choose to do so our
office will support them
however we can. It is a
great opportunity to show
school spirit and hopefully
this can open up new ways
for fraternity and sorority
life to interact with more
of the campus community
moving forward.”
The office of Fraternity
and Sorority Life and Greek
Senate cosponsored the in-
augural tailgate on Nov. 9
during Family Weekend
and First Responders’ Ap-
preciation Day. To support
First Responders, Greek
Senate designed 100 shirts
and will donate $500 from
its proceeds to the Long
Branch Fire Department.
Approximately 40 stu-
dents in Greek Organiza-
tions attended the tailgate
in parking lots 13, 14, and
15 outside of Kessler Sta-
dium. For the first time
ever, Greek Senate has
organized this tailgate to
invite potential new mem-
bers, families, and anyone
interested in learning more
about Fraternity and Soror-
ity social involvement on
campus.
Chris Curran, the Vice
President of Greek Sen-
ate, said, “Our goal was
to spread Greek unity
and show families that we
do more than just party.
[Greek Members] support
Monmouth, sports teams,
and stay involved in clubs
and other organizations
around campus so we
wanted to showcase that
inclusiveness during our
tailgate.”
Andrea Jomides, the
mother of a sister in Phi
Sigma Sigma, said, “[She]
felt included and a part of
the campus community.
ERIN MATYOLA
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
O f f i c e o f F r a t e r n i t y a n d S o r o r i t y L i f e H o s t I n a u g u r a l T a i l g a t e
PHOTO TAKEN by Deanna Morreale
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life made
these
shirts to benefit first responders and donated $500.
DEANNA MORREALE
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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Homeland Security Students
visit coast guard
RYAN WALSH
CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Homeland Security stu-
dents from Monmouth Uni-
versity and Saint John’s Uni-
versity had the opportunity
to tour the U.S. Coast Guard
Sector New York base located
at Fort Wadsworth, in Staten
Island, N.Y. Sector New York
is tasked with protecting all
maritime assets and vessels
transiting the Port of New
York-New Jersey.
John Comiskey, Ph.D., as-
sociate professor of criminal
justice at Monmouth and a
Coast Guard veteran, and
Keith Cozine, Ph.D., profes-
sor of homeland security from
Saint John’s University, were
both present and helped orga-
nize the visit.
Upon arrival, students had
the opportunity to sit through
a Command Briefing where
they learned about the many
responsibilities the Coast
Guard has in Sector New
York.
On top of ship inspections,
port security, and environ-
mental protection, the Coast
Guard also plays a key role
in intelligence and counter
terrorism operations. Follow-
ing the Command Briefing,
students had the opportunity
to take part in an unclassified
Intelligence
Briefing that provided in-
sights into the threats and
hazards that the maritime as
well as the broader homeland
security community faces.
In addition, students vis-
ited the Watch Center and the
Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)
Center. Once foreign ships
enter Sector New York’s Area
of Responsibility, they contact
the VTS who then directs the
carrier ships safely to a port or
anchorage.
Interestingly enough, the
‘Miracle on the Hudson’ was
monitored in the VTS center
at Sector New York back in
2009. Coast Guard personnel
from the VTS had to ensure
no ships were on a collision
course with U.S. Airways
Flight 1549, which was stuck
in the middle of the Hudson
River. Following the com-
mand and intelligence brief-
ings, the Homeland Security
students from both universi-
ties were invited to dine with
the Coast Guard at the galley.
The movie Sully starring Tom
Hanks was based on this or-
deal. Not surprisingly, at least
four students expressed inter-
est in enlisting in the Coast
Guard.
Comiskey said, “The Coast
Guard is an integral compo-
nent of homeland security.
It has all the pieces: law en-
forcement, emergency man-
agement, counter terrorism,
intelligence, environmental
protection and much more.
The tour was a great op-
portunity for students to see
firsthand the multiple oppor-
tunities that the Coast Guard
has to offer.”
PHOTO TAKEN by Ryan Walsh
Homeland Security students
visited the Coast Guard in NYC.
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