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Greek organizations rush into new semester


As Greek organizations settled into their new spaces in the UC North, members are preparing for upcoming services and events. | Justin Tijerina/The Daily Cougar

From building everlasting bonds to helping their members achieve their goals, fraternities and sororities play a big part in student life. With a new semester and the University Center North opening, Greek organizations have an opportunity to expand their horizons and aim higher.

“We promote with flyers and social media and, of course, word of mouth,” said corporate communication senior Dylan Casares, president of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity. “We also plan on using the UC like before, and we have a carrel space for anyone who wants to come get more info about our organization.”

The spring semester has brought with it a new celebration to the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life. The Center held its first Fraternity and Sorority Night of Celebration on Tuesday, with more than 300 people in attendance. The event was meant to celebrate the accomplishments of Greek organizations during the previous school year.

Awards ranged from academics and fraternal excellence to individual leadership. They emphasized the positive impact of fraternities and sororities.

“We are a service-social fraternity, meaning we put service before social things like parties, social events, et cetera. Our No. 1 goal is to graduate our brothers,” Casares said.

Throughout the semester, organizations will host events to spread the word about what they are and what they do and to raise funds for charitable causes.

“We have a big philanthropy event called Latin Lovers, which will be a date auction that will fundraise money for a local nonprofit called MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts),” Casares said. “We will also have an event up to a week long called ‘BADD Week’ — Brothers Against Drunk Driving — the week before Spring Break.”

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