Meet the greeks show off their accomplishments

Photo by Astrid Gamarra

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life held its annual Meet the Greeks event on Thursday, Sept. 19 at Laurel Courts. The event aims to introduce Ramapo’s 25 different fraternities and sororities to students looking to learn more.

Joining Greek life has allowed countless students a medium for involvement and socialization on campus. 

“Being in Alpha Sigma Phi has really taught me the importance of brotherhood. It gives me a sense of camaraderie and really opens up a lot of opportunities for me,” said Nick Brancaccio on what he has learned since joining.

Fraternity and Sorority life at Ramapo College benefit not only the student’s social involvement, but emphasize the importance of leadership, community service, scholarship and brotherhood/sisterhood. 

One of the core components of fraternity and sorority life at Ramapo is civic engagement. During the 2018-2019 school year, fraternities and sororities from Ramapo completed more than a collective 7,000 hours of community service at several sites off-campus. 

All organizations are involved in off-campus activities that are meant to benefit both the members and the community. One member of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority shared how they recently volunteered at the Center for Food Action in Mahwah. 

“We were there from 1 to 2 p.m. and our day consisted of packing snack bags for children in surrounding communities,” Gabrielle Dell’Orto said. 

In the coming weeks, several organizations will be holding their own recruitment events in order to give prospective students a more in-depth look of what they have to offer. Although freshmen are not able to join until their second semester, this fall event is a prime time for all students to explore and learn about the options of Greek life.

For students looking to further enhance their time at Ramapo, fraternity and sorority can be a great option to become civically and socially engaged. Meet the Greeks hopes to open the eyes of Ramapo students to the multitude of opportunities before them in Greek life.