It's Time To Meet The Greeks!

A preview of this semester's Meet The Greeks for Spring 2020

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It's Time To Meet The Greeks!
Spring 2020's Meet the Greeks will take place Thursday, Jan. 30.
Justin Kanski, Staff Writer

Every semester, Greek Senate hosts Meet the Greeks which brings together students, faculty, staff members and alumni back to Harwood Arena for a night filled with activities, music, performances and learning what Greek Life is all about from each organization on campus. Spring 2020's Meet the Greeks will take place Thursday, Jan. 30.

Tickets are free of charge for current Kean students as long as they show their Kean ID at the door. For alumni and anyone else who wants to attend, they will have to pay $5 at the door.

Greek Life is an exciting way to get more involved on campus and allows an individual the opportunity to break out of their shells to experience college life in a whole new way. Joining a Greek letter organization can open up doors to many different networking paths for an individual and their future career path, whatever it may be. Greek Life also allows one to connect more with the university as well as other organizations, both on campus and off.

Usually, one of one's first thoughts when coming to college is the topic of Greek Life and whether or not it is the exact same way it is portrayed in media like movies or TV. In reality, Greek Life is about friendship and the bonds that are created with one's brothers or sisters. In general, Greek organizations provide:

  • Leadership and business training
  • Development of interpersonal skills
  • Orientation into university life
  • Cooperative living
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Community service work opportunities

The main purpose of all the fraternities and sororities at Kean is to welcome and acquaint interested students with the goals and traditions of the Greek organizations. Organizations also wish to provide students the opportunity to practice their leadership skills as well as ensure a higher degree of scholastic achievement. Education always comes first and becoming part of a Greek organization will allow students to also practice time management skills which will be especially helpful after college.

Greek Life at Kean is full of excellent opportunities to build up networking skills and establish bonds that will last a lifetime. Going Greek is not only an excellent opportunity to get more involved at Kean but it is also a great way to practice leadership skills as well as time management skills. Kean's Greek Life is built on an equation which includes Leadership, Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Scholarship, Community Service and Social Life. Having all of these qualities makes a successful Greek organization.

Interested students should come to the Spring 2020 Meet The Greeks Thursday, Jan. 30 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to learn about all of the organizations and witness all their phenomenal performances. For any questions regarding Meet the Greeks, please contact the Center for Leadership and Service at (908) 737-5170 or email greeks@kean.edu to learn more.


about the author

Justin Kanski, Staff Writer
kanskij@kean.edu

Justin Kanski is a junior majoring in Communication with a focus on Media/Film. A Staff Writer for The Cougar's Byte, Justin is also a part of Kean TV, and WKNJ 90.3 Cougar Radio. He is a member of the Leadership Institute Gold Level and has served as a New Student Orientation Leader as well. Justin’s favorite shows are  “Power” and Wild’N Out while his favorite movies are anything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he also loves listening to Hip-Hop music. Whether it be in front of the camera or behind it, Justin aspires to be a media mogul.