Kean University held its annual fall semester "Meet the Greeks" event on September 15 in Downs Hall. Several of Kean's Greek sororities and fraternities were there to inform the students of their purpose on campus in hopes of recruiting new members.
Tables were surrounded by students eager to learn more about the different fraternities and sororities that have chapters at Kean. All of them have a lot to offer students; therefore "Meet the Greeks" provides a way to llearn a little bit about each organization. "Greek life is the best time of your life," Paul Medeiros, member of Nu Sigma Phi fraternity said. "You get to find the best friends you ever had."
Greek life is a way to meet new people on and off campus as well as serve your community in many different ways. Many of the fraternities and sororities who have chapters at Kean University have other chapters established throughout the country as well.
"Greek life is a great opportunity to meet new people," Annie Mallick, a member of Omega Phi Chi Multicultural sorority said. "I'm very excited to meet new girls and we're open to everybody; Omega Phi Chi is very diverse."
Carlos A. Cruz of Lambda Sigma Upsilon points out that a fraternity is a brotherhood among the guys. Although Lambda Sigma Upsilon may be recognized as a Latino fraternity, they don't discriminate and welcome people of all backgrounds to join because they are multicultural.
Greek life offers opportunities to get involved in activities such as community service and various events held throughout campus. Many of the chapters at Kean also give back to different philanthropies.
"Come out and meet a lot of people, Magda Dopieralska of Delta Phi Epsilon said. "We do a lot of volunteer work and community service along with events on campus."
Dopieralska encourages girls to come out to their meetings and events. She emphasized that Delta Phi Epsilon is a "sisterhood for life."
Tahisha Dorceus of Beta Kappa Sigma mentions that her sorority is a diverse group that participates in different community services and strives to be positive role models for the community.
Although Greek life may seem exciting, Candy Rivera of Chi Upsilon Sigma encourages people to join a Greek organization for the right reasons.
"Don't just join an organization for the colors or just because a friend joined," Rivera said. "Do it if you feel comfortable."
To learn more about the different sororities and fraternities on campus, visit http://www.kean.edu/~slld/greek.html.