Students discover Greek life at Greek 1010


Timothy Holdiness

Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter Dean Tahner Raphael, Treasurer Kyle Scott and Chapter Secretary Jaylon Etienne discussed greek life with their fellow demons at the Greek 1010 event.

On Tuesday Aug. 17, the Office of Greek Life held the longstanding event Greek 1010 in the ballroom of the Friedman Student Union.

“Greek 1010 is a great way for students to learn about the joining process for each of our three Greek councils, the College Panhellenic Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council,” Shayne Creppel, the director of fraternal leadership and civic engagement, said.

“Recruitment and intake looks quite different for each one,” Creppel said. “We want to make sure that students understand how the process works, what events they need to attend and how to best be prepared to participate and find the fraternity or sorority chapter that is the best for the experience they want at NSU.”

With in-person events making a comeback on campus, Greek organizations are taking advantage, while remaining vigilant against the pandemic.

“During COVID we are masking up and taking proper measures to ensure the safety of our members and those around us,” Ar’Nijah Bradley, president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, said.

“We are excited and in hopes of hosting many events this school year and encourage everyone to come out,” Bradley said.

The event, hosted by the Office of Greek Life, featured tables representing every active Greek organization on campus.

“Students are excited to finally get out there and meet people again, and I am super excited for how involved this fraternity will be on campus in the coming years,” Jacob Stone, president of Theta Chi, said.

“My older brother attended Theta Chi, and I’m interested in discovering what fraternity life is like on campus here,” Connor Breaux, a freshman piano performance major, said.

Free items were given away by the Greek organizations with information about each organization taking center stage during one-on-one discussions.

New and old students filled the ballroom as Creppel gave a short speech on the responsibilities that come with being a member of a Greek organization.

“We hold each other up, and just like a triangle, outside pressure only makes our bonds stronger,” Sam Switalski, president of Tau Kappa Epsilon, said.

Greek 1010 is the first of many Office of Greek Life events. The Greek organizations have started recruiting after thorough planning.

“It was an amazing opportunity for us to get to meet more guys who were interested and to be face to face,” Drew Jordan, the Sigma Nu commander, said.

“It was a pleasure getting to meet some of our new peers while providing information about our organization,” Tahner Raphael, the chapter dean of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., said.