To Greek or Not to Greek

Get ready for the Fall 2020 Meet the Greeks

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To Greek or Not to Greek
This year's Meet the Greeks takes on a new virtual format so students can learn more about Greek Life
Photo Courtesy of the Greek Senate
Justin Kanski, Staff Writer

This year, Meet the Greeks will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in a virtual fair format on Cougar Link. Meet the Greeks is an event hosted by the Greek Senate that brings together all the different Greek organizations for a night filled with activities, performances, and camaraderie between all of the brothers and sisters of Greek Life and those interested in getting involved with the community.

Attending this year's event is free of charge for all Kean students, though they must make sure to RSVP on Cougar Link to save their spots.

Greek Life is an exciting opportunity for students to join a community that builds bonds that will last a lifetime. Greek Life allows members to view college in a whole new light, by becoming more involved on campus and becoming a better version of themselves. Joining Greek Life also allows for more networking opportunities to be explored for membership and for future careers. Becoming a part of Greek Life allows members to connect more with the Kean Community as well as to meet members from other organizations, connecting with them through events both on and off campus.

Often, one of the first thoughts new students' minds when coming to college is Greek Life: if it is for them, and if Greek Life is the way it is portrayed in the media. Greek Life, in general, is about building bonds that are incomparable to other college experiences.

Greek Life strengthens leadership skills, develops interpersonal skills, helps new students become better oriented with college life, teaches cooperation and citizenship, promotes community service and encourages scholarship.

These organizations also provide students a platform to build up their social skills and confidence. Interested students should also know that education always comes first, and Greek organizations will help students practice their time management skills, which will be very beneficial during and after their college careers.

Joining Greek Life at Kean University helps students develop in many ways and find new groups of friends that will guide them in the right direction. Kean's Greek Life is built upon a foundation that prioritizes:

  • Leadership
  • Brotherhood/Sisterhood
  • Scholarship
  • Community Service
  • Social Life

For this year's virtual Kean Day, the interactive experience will allow interested students to learn more about each organization on campus. After Meet the Greeks, students can look forward to connecting with the organizations through their many recruitment and informational events in the fall semester.

If students would like to learn more about Kean's Greek community, they may also check out Kean's Greek 101 workshops happening from Tuesday, Sept. 29th to Friday, Oct. 2.

Come on down to this year's Meet the Greeks and learn all about Greek Life at Kean University on Wednesday, Sept. 16th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For any questions regarding this year's virtual Meet the Greeks, please contact the Center for Leadership and Service at (908) 737-5170 or email to learn more.

about the author

Justin Kanski, Staff Writer

Justin Kanski is a senior majoring in Communication with a focus on Media/Film and a minor in Health Relations. A Staff Writer for The Cougar's Byte, Justin is also a part of Kean TV and WKNJ 90.3 Cougar Radio as the host of J Money Jams. He is a member of the Leadership Institute Platinum Level and has served as a New Student Orientation Leader for the past two years. Justin’s favorite shows are “Power” and "Cobra Kai" while his favorite movies are anything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 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.