With the appointment of Michael Davis as the assistant director of leadership development (Greek Liaison), and the addition of a new sorority this semester, Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA), Greek life is growing at Seton Hall.
Davis is primarily in charge of overseeing Greek Life on campus, while also working with the Leadership Development and Student Life departments.
“I couldn’t have been more excited to find out that I got offered the position. I’ve always loved working with college students and members of Greek-lettered organizations,” Davis said.
Maggie Bach, assistant dean of Students for Leadership Development, was one of the staff members who selected Davis for the position.
Bach said four students and four administrators were part of the core committee. Additional students and administrators had the chance to meet Davis and provide feedback, Bach added.
“We looked for someone who had professional experience working with Greek organizations and who believes in the value of a positive Greek Life experience,” Bach said in an email interview.
Student input was an important aspect of the selection of the new Greek Liaison. Members of all three councils—the International Fraternity Council (IFC), the Multinational Greek Council (MGC), and the Panhellenic Council (CPC)—had a say in who was offered the new position. Greek student leaders reviewed resumes, assisted with phone interviews, and met with applicants on campus.
Mikaela Milano, a junior finance major who is both the Philanthropy Chairman and the Marketing Chairman of Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII), helped conduct phone and in-person interviews for the new Greek Liaison.
“I’m very excited to work with Michael,” Milano said. “He seems very excited to work with us and has a good idea of how to run each council. He’s very hands on and makes himself very available for us Greek students.”
Davis was part of Greek Life during his undergraduate career before graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2013. Belonging to Sigma Pi, he worked for his fraternity’s international executive office before he transitioned to this new position. Davis said that a student’s involvement in Greek Life is not just for four years—it’s for life.
Bach said, “Davis is passionate about advancing the fraternal movement and is committed to serving the Greek community.”
Davis reflected upon Greek Life at Seton Hall. “The fraternity and sorority community has grown tremendously in the past couple of years; almost 25 percent of the student body is involved with a Greek-lettered organization,” Davis said.
When asked about his goals for this new position, Davis discussed how he wants the entire Greek community on campus to come together. He said that leadership curriculum paired with a diverse dialogue will help all of the organizations to come together, focusing on SHU Greek Life as a whole as it continues to grow.
“It’s easy to forget that we are all here for one purpose—to develop men and women into the best version of themselves,” Davis said.
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