GREEK SPEAK: Introducing the Greek Life Ladies

It’s amazing to see how quickly half the semester has already flown by. While you may be busy with midterms, papers and projects, Ramapo’s Greek community is busy with that plus more! Welcome to the first edition of GRΣΣK SPΣAK, the first Greek blog for The Ramapo News.

This blog is meant to show Ramapo what our Greek organizations do for our community. It’s not all about partying with the Greeks, it’s more than that-it’s being a part of something great, creating friendships that will last a lifetime and having a home away from home.

This blog will serve as an introduction to the five Panhellenic sororities on campus.

For starters, we have the Alpha Phi chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon. Founded at Ramapo in 1991, the sisters of DPhiE wear their letters of royal purple and pure gold with pride and honor. The mission of Delta Phi Epsilon is to provide a sisterhood experience rich with tradition, innovation and opportunities for growth. They are proud to raise money for their philanthropy, cystic fibrosis.

Also founded in 1991 is the Gamma Rho chapter of Sigma Delta Tau. These sisters strive to enrich women to build lasting friendships and foster personal growth. With their colors of baby blue and pink, SDT encourages each member to reach her fullest potential by providing intellectual, philanthropic, leadership and social opportunities within a framework of mutual respect. They hold events to benefit their philanthropies, which include Prevent Child Abuse America and Jewish Women International.

In 1993, the Beta Sigma chapter of Theta Phi Alpha was chartered at Ramapo. With silver, gold and blue as their colors, they encompass their slogan “Ever Loyal, Ever Lasting” in their everyday lives. Theta supports two national philanthropic causes: Glenmary Home Missioners and The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built, a charity that helps improve the plight of the homeless.

In 2000, royal purple and white letters of the Eta Nu chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma joined Ramapo’s community. Tri Sigma reaffirms its long-standing core values of wisdom, power, faith, hope and love. Over the years, they have raised money for the Robbie Page Memorial Fund, a foundation that benefits terminally ill children through play therapy.

Last but not least, in 2011, the Alpha Nu chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi was founded. These sisters are inspired to promote the values of simplicity, integrity, generosity, personal dignity and love. Their mission is to enrich women through lifelong friendship and service to their philanthropy, the Arthritis Foundation.

That’s only a brief explanation of our sororities on campus. Together, they form Ramapo’s College Panhellenic Council. Events like SDT’s Pinwheel Garden, Theta’s Male Revue, AOπ’s Alpha Male, Tri-Sigma’s VMAs and DPhiE’s Deepher Dude not only give Ramapo a show to see, but make a difference in the community.

Check out the blog next week, when we will mention our fraternities and multicultural organizations on campus! To learn more about Greek Life, please check out the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, email, or talk to any Greek you see.

“No matter the letter, we are all Greek together.”

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