Let your letters show
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It’s that time of year again. The various Greek organizations at Seton Hall are getting ready for recruitment and to welcome their newest members. However, across campus the nerves are setting in on how to find the Greek organization that fits you.
With nine fraternities and 13 sororities on campus the decision can seem overwhelming.
However as sophomore and Alpha Sigma Phi brother Joseph Horch said, “as long as you are willing to put yourself out there, finding the right org is a stroll in the park.”
Director of Greek Life, Maggie Bach, explained that men interested in joining a social fraternity should go to the Interfraternal Council Meet the Greeks event and sign up on a Greek Life interest form.
“Attend as much of recruitment as you can and get to know the brothers of the organizations before deciding which the best fit is,” Bach said.
Horch explained that he was always open to the idea of Greek life, but it wasn’t until he met his now brothers that he realized he had to join that organization based on the values of the fraternity itself and the character of the men in it.
Sophomore and sister of Delta Phi Epsilon Mikaela Scanlon, was never open to the idea of joining a Greek organization.
Scanlon said when she opened her mind to it she met amazing people and she knew she had to be involved.
“Being part of a Greek org means you are part of something bigger than yourself,” Scanlon said. “There are traditions and values that connect everyone across all the different chapters. I knew this is where I belong.”
For someone going through formal recruitment for Collegiate Panhellenic Council sororities, Bach said those interested should be themselves, ask questions and be open to all options.
“If you go in with an open mind and stay true to yourself, you’ll find your fit,” Bach said.
For those looking to join a cultural or multicultural group, Bach encouraged them to do some research in Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) groups beforehand.
Information is on their website and each individual organizations national page.
Junior Frangely Rodriguez is a sister of Lambda Tau Omega Sorority, Inc.
Rodriguez went to the MGC Meet the Greeks and after choosing Lambda Tau Omega, she went to her first interest meeting and knew she had to be a part of it.
“I loved the sisters and what they stood for. I knew it was the right fit for me,” Rodriguez said.
Formal recruitment will take place from Jan. 30 through Feb. 1.
Siobhan McGirl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.