On Sept. 15, 2015, 32 Greek organizations took to University Hall’s 7th Floor to ring in the new school year with this semester’s annual Meet the Greeks event. This event showcased each organization individually while welcoming both underclassmen and upperclassmen to enjoy the excitement of meeting new people and showing their potential interest in joining a Greek Organization.
Anthony Nuñez, a Senior and member of Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Latino Fraternity Incorporated, said, “This was the first time that we have had a Meet the Greeks event [where] we had individuals sign up [as interested in] our organization and that shows that the campus involvement in Greek Life is growing. I finally feel that Greek Life is getting recognition and being promoted strongly and in a positive light on campus.”
Performances took place that encompassed the many talents of Montclair State’s Greeks, ranging from a vocal performance by the Musical Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and stepping, strolling, hopping and saluting preformed by the Divine Nine and Multicultural Organizations, which were some of the main highlights of the night’s events.
Welington Gomez, a sophomore at Montclair State University who attended the event, is interested in joining a Greek organization. “I really liked the event because I got the chance to see Greek organizations in a different aspect,” said Gomez. “At the Meet the Greeks event, I got to see each organization honor and express the love they have for their organizations and why they went Greek in the first place.”
Over 400 Montclair State students were in attendance at Monday night’s event. “I feel that this semester’s Meet the Greeks event was way more publicized on campus and introduced to freshman in a more efficient and welcoming way via HawkSync,” said Emily Cordero, Coordinator for Greek Life at Montclair State. “We are excited to see how the Greek community will grow with the large number of students that we had at both Meet the Greeks and last week’s Greek Organization Fair.”
For more information on Montclair State’s Greek Life visit their page on HawkSync.