Adventures of Greek Life at CSULB
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Famous athletes, entertainers, and politicians that were ALL GREEK!
Photograph taken by Michael Yee
Monday, May 5, 2008
Greek Sing Show:
2008 Greek Sing Champions: Kappa Sigma and Kappa Delta:
Dizzy Bat, Spin, Run, Fall event:
Tug of War event:
Videos taken from YouTube.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
"Tri Delta hosts Fashion for Life every year because it is a great way to raise money for a wonderful cause," said Courtney Davis, the Tri Delta philanthropy chairwoman. "I think that the best part about it is that it allows us to host an event that brings Greeks and non-Greeks alike together to enjoy a night that is not out of selfishness, but to celebrate and raise money for a much better cause."
Tri Delta is an international women's sorority founded in November of 1888 in Boston, Massachusettes. Tri Delta has committed in making an impact on individuals and communities, both locally and nationally. Tri Delta members are encouraged to develop their philanthropic spirit through community service hours as well as contributing great time and effort to Tri Delta sponsored events. Therefore, at a Tri Delta convention in 1974, it was decided that its designated philanthropy was going to include and support Children's Cancer Charities. The group formed a national parternship with St. Jude's Children Research Hospital in 1999, and for this particular event, all profits made from the Tri Delta's Annual Fashion Show will go to St. Jude Hospital.
Philanthropy is very important to the Tri Delta organization. "We will continue to have this event because it is a great way to showcase our Greek system and CSULB community. It shows how we can all work together in order to raise money for great philanthropies such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital," said Hayley Crombie, Tri Delta president. "I feel proud that Tri Delta contributes our time and effort to such a great cause. The time and energy is all worth it when I think about the children at St. Jude that are in need."
Fashion for Life is one of Tri Delta's major events of the year. The sorority will continue to hold this event in hopes of further benefiting its philanthropic causes.
Media Credit: Rachelle Weigand, from the CSULB Daily 49er.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
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Sunday April 20th, on the friendship walk, the participating Greek chapters will gather to compete in Gauntlet relay races.
Monday April 21st, the Greek chapters will gather to compete in building castles out of cans. Each fraternity and sorority will be paired up and compete against one another to see who makes the best castles out of canned foods. This will beheld at the Beach Circle near the CBS building on the CSULB campus.
Tuesday April 22nd, at the Gold Mine Gym, the dizzy bat, trivia, and tug of war games will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Greeks students will be paired up with other fraternities and sororities to compete in these sporting events.
Wednesday April 23rd, an HIV Positive Fraternity Alumni named Ben Goldman, will speak to Greek students at the Long Beach Polytechnic High School. This will be held at 7 p.m.
Thursday April 24th, the Greek sing and dancing event will be held at the Long beach Polytechnic High School as well. The Greek sing and dancing is an event where the Greek chapters are paired up together to perform a five-minute skit or dance routine.
Friday April 25th, will be a day of academics for the Greek students and there will be no events this day.
Saturday April 26th, will be the last day of Greek week. The Greek chapters will come together during the Kaleidoscope event that will be held form 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. here at CSULB.
Greek week is a very important part of being involved with Greek Life on campus and students who participate can teach each other about their values they represent in their chapter.
Photograph taken by Michael Yee.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sixteen students in the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity have been invited to join the eight other Interfraternity Council fraternities and colonies in the Cal State Long Beach Greek System during the 2007-08 academic year.
Zeta Beta Tau was founded in 1898 as the nations First Jewish fraternity in New York City. Today, it is the oldest and largest growing Jewish fraternity, with more than 80 chapters and 110,000 undergraduate and alumni members nationwide. Niall Adler, a Zeta Beta Tau chapter advisor, said that the recruits are awaiting to start off the new fraternity until approval from the national fraternity. "As of right now, the current members are still considered a colony until the Zeta Beta Tau decided to initiate them into a chapter," Adler said. The members who get initiated into the first official Chapter will be considered the founding fathers for Zeta Beta Tau at CSULB, which will start off an exciting experience for the years to follow. By becoming a founding father, "an amazing leadership opportunity is at hand," Adler said.
Along with all the other fraternities at CSULB there will be many different academic and leadership programs available to help personal development of the new members. The new members can become involved in social events, community service, and academic leadership programs. The members of ZBT will definitely be a strong fraternity.
To be given a bid to join the fraternity, the incoming members need to pledge and within the first 72 hours of pleadging, during the initiation the pledges are basically given the opportunity to become a full brother. By becoming part of the fraternity the new members receive all of the responsibilites and rights as the rest of the chapter and are eligible to take on any position within the house.
Information was taken from the Daily 49er. To read more visit the Daily 49er Web site.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
On November 13-16, 2008, for the first time ever, the Lambda 10 Project- National Clearinghouse for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Fraternity & Sorority, will participate in a national conference surrounding issues on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression within the college fraternity/sorority. The conference will be held on the campus of DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
I think this a great opportunity for students to interact with other fraternities and sororities across the nation, that have a fraternity brother/sorority sister that is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Most fraternity and sorority nondiscrimination policies and educational efforts neglect to discuss sexual orientation. As a result, many fraternity brothers and sorority sisters more than likely have never knowingly encountered someone who is gay, lesbian, or bisexual and may not know what do when they learn a brother or sister is gay, as explained by Shane L. Windmeyer, a public speaker for the Lambda 10 project. Such lack of knowledge and preparation perpetuates the ignorance and fear surrounding homosexuality and jeopardizes brotherhood/sisterhood for both gay and straight brothers and sisters.
*30% of the United States Congress is Greek.
*40% of the history of United States Supreme Court Justices are Greek.
*30% of Fortune 500 Executives are Greek.