Students attend ‘Meet the Greeks’ as part of recruitment week

Five sorority and fraternity leaders spoke to a crowd of prospective rushes in the Student Union auditorium.


The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life logo on the second floor of the Student Union. Photo by Joe Pye | Editor in Chief

Benjamin Paley, News Editor

It’s only day two of the fall term and already students are gearing up to rush and pledge for the many Greek organizations at FAU.

The Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life hosted “Meet the Greeks” Tuesday night in the Student Union auditorium, where students mingled with Greek organizations to learn what they all stand for during recruitment week.

Prospective pledges who attended the event were excited to learn more about the Greek organizations on campus.

“I had heard about this event through flyers from the stadium event on Sunday as well as on Owl Central,” junior education major Berta Felix said. “I am interested in rushing for Phi Mu, Delta Phi and Alpha Xi Delta.”

Five student leaders of Greek organizations took to the stage to explain Greek life on campus, as well as share their own stories of why they decided to join a fraternity or sorority.

Senior journalism major Gabriel Diaz, a Pi Kappa Phi member, said how coming to a school full of new faces and places was intimidating.

Despite this, the senior added that once he pledged to Pi Kappa Phi, he enjoyed the team dynamic he was familiar with from his days of high school football.

“My step dad encouraged me to rush for a Greek organization since he had been part of one when he was in college,” Diaz said.

Phi Mu member and communication major Lexi Vento came to FAU from Northern Virginia. She described how she became very close with her sorority sisters, who acted as her family away from home.

The other speakers were nursing major and Phi Mu member Elisabeth Bonne-Annee, junor health care administration major Tyler Bonney and sophomore criminal justice and psychology major Sumi Joseph.

“The event went really well,” LaVar Jamison, the assistant director for fraternity and sorority life on campus said. “There was a good crowd, the student speakers did great and there were no hecklers.”

Benjamin Paley is the news editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].