NJIT Spring 2013 Fraternity & Sorority Life Newsletter
This is the official newsletter for the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Spring 2013 Issue!
OFFICE OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE@ NJIT | Issue2 1 Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life @ NJIT SPRING 2013 IN THIS ISSUE Spring 2013 Spotlight IFSC holds the first annual Cupcake Wars! Winners were Vanessa from Delta Phi Epsilon and Vikram from Theta Chi (Top) Greek Week 2013 Fraternity and Sorority members compete for the ultimate title of Greek Week Champion. Winners were Delta Phi Epsilon and Sigma Pi The Brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon camped out on the green to raise awareness about the homeless (Above) See Page 5 Lambda Theta Phi hosts a Triple S show. Organizations showed their pride for their organization by stepping, strolling, and saluting. (Above) Alpha Sigma Phi contunues their 31 year tradition of selling coffee and donuts during night classes. (Left) NGLA Conference 12 NJIT Greeks attend the Northeast Greek Leadership Association Conference in CT in March 2013 to network and attend leadership sessions. See Page 4 OFFICE OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE@ NJIT | Issue2 2 Fraternity and Sorority Achievement Award Winners Individual Award Winners Chapter Award Winners Greek Scholar- Deepika Misra, Outstanding Service to the Community- Theta Chi Community Servant- Jonathan VanOstenbridge, Educational Impact- Theta Chi Greek Leader- Jonathan Weiss, Outstanding Social Program- Sigma Psi Kappaâ€™s Tea Party Outstanding New Member- Morgan Jones, Hoyos, and Matt Excellence in Chapter Programming- Delta Phi Epsilon Excellence in Scholarship- Delta Phi Epsilon and Theta Chi Standout Senior- Chris Cochran, Excellence in Chapter Development and LeadershipSister of the Year- Savannah Lischick, Alpha Sigma Phi Brother of the Year- Travis New, Outstanding IFSC Eboard Member- Anthony Araujo, Excellence in Membership RecruitmentDelta Phi Epsilon and Alpha Sigma Phi President of the Year- Ernest Grzybowski, Sorority Woman of the Year- Brittany Quinlan, Fraternity Man of the Year- Anthony Araujo, Multicultural Programming and Initiative ImpactLambda Theta Phiâ€™s Triple S Show Excellence in Public Relations- Alpha Sigma Tau Advisor Award Winners Outstanding Campus Based Advisor- Bob Moran, Outstanding Alumni Advisor- Lisandra Triscari, Outstanding Alumni Advisor- Father Bryan Page, Outstanding Headquarters Advisor- Matt Valleau, Risk Reduction Impact- Theta Chi Most Improved Organization- Sigma Psi Kappa Greek Unity- Alpha Sigma Tau and Iota Phi Theta Outstanding Organization of the Year- Alpha Sigma Phi The New Initiates for Spring 2013 are: Anthony Araujo- Alpha Sigma Phi Anthony DeZenzo- Alpha Sigma Phi Nora Gharib- Delta Phi Epsilon Savannah Lischick- Delta Phi Epsilon Rachel Mann- Sigma Psi Kappa Gillian Rizza- Alpha Sigma Tau April Schuppel- Delta Phi Epsilon The Order of Omega Chapter at the New Jersey Institute of Technology was reopened in Fall of 2011. This organization recognizes members who exemplify the four Pillars of Fraternity and Sorority Life. OFFICE OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE@ NJIT | Issue2 3 COMMUNITY SERVICE SNAPSHOT Greeks ready to participate in the campus clean up during Greek Week (Left) Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity members take donations for PUSH America in exchange for a pie to the face. Tau Delta Phi Fraternity members table for their entrance to participate in the Tough Mudder which raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Community Engagement Totals For Spring 2013 $8,152.60 Amount raised for philanthropy by Fraternity and Sorority members this semester 3,392 Hours spent helping the community this semester Community Engagement Spring â€˜13 Greeks from Alpha Sigma Phi, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Phi, and Theta Chi spent their spring breaks down the shore, helping to bring it back to its former glory as part of the NJIT Restore the Shore alternative Spring Break Program. Sigma Pi held ACE week, a week of activities devoted to the Altruistic Campus Experience Project. They hosted a dinner to raise money for the Amazing Day foundation for suicide prevention. Above: Sigma Pi during ACE week OFFICE OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE@ NJIT | Issue2 4 NGLA Delegates for this Conference: Travis New – Tau Delta Phi Robert Tucker – Kappa Xi Kappa Ernest Grzybowski – Phi Sigma Kappa Oranis Pimentel – Lambda Theta Phi Derek Torres – Pi Kappa Phi Lou Stella – Theta Chi Morgan Jones - Pi Kappa Phi Patrick Cordes - Phi Sigma Kappa Rachel Mann – Sigma Psi Kappa Erica Johnson – Alpha Sigma Tau Maya Barreto – Delta Phi Epsilon April Schuppel - Delta Phi Epsilon Northeast Greek Leadership Association Annual Conference . The Northeast Greek Leadership Association held its annual Regional Conference in Hartford, CT from February 21st - 23rd . This conference is an opportunity for learning and interaction, which complements classroom education. Over 900 of fraternity and sorority leaders from the Northeast attend this Annual Meeting each year to participate in three days of workshops, general sessions and idea sharing. Since this is a regional program, students from several states will share resources and exchange ideas. The Northeast Greek Leadership Association exists to promote the founding principles and positive traditions of all Greek letter organizations through opportunities that encourage learning and leadership for the Northeast region. The students who attended were chosen from a field of candidates who applied to represent our college community. This year we were able to take our largest delegation of 12 students thanks to the support of the IFSC, Campus Center, and Dean of Students. AWARDS Alpha Sigma Phi 1 Award for Membership Recruitment, 1 Honorable Mention for chapter management and leadership Kappa Xi Kappa 1 Honorable Mention for Philanthropy and Service Sigma Psi Kappa 1 Honorable Mention for Philanthropy and Service Phi Sigma Kappa 1 Honorable Mention for Academics Alpha Sigma Tau Cindy Schottanes received the Greek Leader of Distinction Award OFFICE OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE@ NJIT | Issue2 5 Greek Week 2013 Sigma Psi Kappa in their Yearbook Photo Contest entry (above) Alpha Sigma Phi cooking at Iron Chef (below) This Yearâ€™s Greek Week theme was the Hunger Games. Greeks participated in the traditional events such as crest drawing, boat races, tug o war, dizzy bat, and the campus cleanup. We also had a few new events such as manhunt, archery, and the philanthropy dinner for the Kaleidoscope of Hope. Greek God and Goddess took place before Greek Week. The winners of this competition were Dorothy Chau from Alpha Sigma Tau and James McMahon from Phi Sigma Kappa. Alpha Sigma Tau at the Kaleidoscope of Hope Philanthropy Dinner (above) Kappa Xi Kappa during boat races (above) Psi Upsilon in their Yearbook Contest Photo entry (below) (Below) Theta Chi during Chariot Races (below) Delta Phi Epsilon (above) and Phi Sigma Kappa (below) during crest drawing OFFICE OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE@ NJIT | Issue2 6 Fall 2013 The IFSC Executive Board 2013-2014 President: Gillian Rizza, Vice President: Anthony Araujo, Treasurer: Chris Menge, Secretary: Rachel Mann, Female Recruitment Chair: Sharlene Mak, Male Recruitment Chair: Pat Cordes, Community Service Chair: Diego Gile, Special Events Chair: Adam Westenberger, Risk Management Chair: Lou Stella, Organizations Moving into the Greek Village in the Fall Alpha Sigma Phi Alpha Sigma Tau Upcoming Events for Fall ‘13 August 30- Freshmen Move In September 3- First Day of Classes September 4- Greek Block Party September 9-13 NPC Formal Recruitment September 18- Convocation & Club Fair September 18- NPC Bid Acceptance Ceremony October 16- Order of Omega Initiation November 27- Friday Schedule November 28-29 Thanksgiving Recess December 11- Last Day of Classes December 12- Reading Day December 13- Exams Begin December 19- Exams End Delta Epsilon Psi Delta Phi Epsilon The NJIT Fraternity & Sorority Community is Growing! Iota Phi Theta The NJIT fraternity and sorority community welcomes two new organizations to campus this fall: Kappa Xi Kappa Phi Sigma Kappa The Colony of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. The Interest Group of Sigma Alpha Epsilon National Fraternity Pi Kappa Phi Psi Upsilon Sigma Pi Tau Delta Phi Theta Chi Questions or Comments? Call us at 973-596-3087 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Email email@example.com for more information! The Future Greek Village