Friday, December 4, 2015

Meet the Bloggers: Phi Sigma Sigma

Name: Katie Ritchie

Year: Junior

Major: Majoring in English with a minor in Business

Organization: Phi Sigma Sigma

Life Motto: As cliché as it sounds, “everything happens for a reason”

Favorite Thing About Greek Life: Greek life has provided me with life long friends whom have helped to shape me into who I am.  I have such a different bond with the sisters in my sorority that I don’t think could have been formed if I didn’t join Greek Life.  No matter what day or time, there is always someone that I can call to hit the library, grab a bite to eat, or just hang out!  It also forced me to get involved on campus in ways that I probably wouldn’t have on my own.

Favorite Thing about Oneonta:  First of all, I just love the atmosphere of being upstate.  I’m from Long Island and there is nothing like being in Oneonta during the fall to watch the mountains turn from green to gold.  I also love that I can always find a familiar face wherever I go! 

Something you can’t live without: My planner, coffee and my laptop

Anything else you want your readers to know about you?: I also write for the Oneonta chapter of HerCampus.  HerCampus is an online blog, and our chapter focuses on all things Oneonta! You should definitely check it out if you haven’t already!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Meet the Bloggers: Sigma Sigma Sigma

Name: Paula Adelstein

Year: Sophomore

Major: Mass Communications

Organization: ΣΣΣ Tri Sigma

Life Motto: It is what it is

Favorite thing about greek life: I love how I’m apart of something bigger than myself. Not only are these people my family, but also they will be my bridesmaids at my wedding. Furthermore, greek life gives me so many opportunities to give back to the community.  

Favorite thing about Oneonta: I love the people and the atmosphere of this school. There’s so many different types of people here that I’ve met and now consider my best friends/sisters. 

Something you can’t live without: My phone, unfortunately.

Anything else? Along with the media, I love fashion and staying informed on the newest trends. I also am a writer for the odyssey online. 

Meet the Bloggers: Pi Delta Chi

Name: Sarah Ammirato

Year: Junior

Major: English and Adolescent Education

Organization:  ΠΔX   Pi Delta Chi

Life Motto: Life doesn't stop for anyone

Favorite thing about Greek Life:  They're the sisters I never had

Favorite thing about Oneonta: The scenery

Something you can't live without:  Coffee

Anything else? I can usually be found reading

Thursday, August 28, 2014

It's Not Too Late!!


Recruitment started yesterday! We were lucky enough that the rain held off for most of Meet the Greeks. We were pleased with the turn out. I hope all of the students got information about all of the wonderful organizations we have.
If you were unable to attend Meet the Greeks, no worries because we have recruitment events still to come!
Starting today the individual organizations have their events:
Pi Delta Chi's photoshoot event: Waterfront at 5:30 pm Thursday 8/28
AePi's Create Your Own Burger Bar: Mills, My Kitchen 7-8pm Thursday 8/28
Phi Psi FIFA Tournament: IRC 2 at 7pm Thursday 8/28
APD and Chi Phi Basketball Tournament: Chase Gym at 7pm Thursday 8/28

Sigma Sigma Sigma Individual Event: Waterfront 3-5:30 pm Friday 8/29
ZBT Movie Night and Discussion: Red Dragon Theatre 7-10 pm Friday 8/29
Chi Phi Wing Night: Morris Hall 4-5:15 Friday 8/29

Sigma Delta Tau Individual Event: Waterfront 1-3 pm Saturday 8/30
Pi Delta Chi's Cupcake Decorating: Hulbert Hall 4-6 pm Saturday 8/30
AePi Pool Party: Chase Gym Pool 7-8:30 pm Saturday 8/30

Phi Sigma Sigma Individual Event: Waterfront 1-3 pm Sunday 8/31
Alpha Sigma Phi Pizza Party: IRC 9 7-8 pm Sunday 8/31

Sigma Gamma Phi Individual Event: Craven Lounge 3 pm Tuesday 9/2
Phi Psi Sports Event Viewing: Craven Lounge 7 pm Tuesday 9/2

ZBT Ice Cream in the Library Quad: 12-3 pm Wednesday 9/3

I encourage all of you to attend the individual events to get more information about the different sororities and fraternities.

and DON'T FORGET... you must attend one of the mandatory orientations in order to accept a bid.
The last one is this Tuesday 9/2 in the Red Dragon Theatre from 8:30-9:30!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me and I would be happy to answer them for you!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thinking about Greek Life for Fall 2014?

Hey SUNY Oneonta Students!

Have you ever considered joining a Greek organization? The Greek community on the SUNY Oneonta campus consists of 8 recognized sororities and 8 recognized fraternities.
The sororities are: Chi Upsilon Sigma, Mu Sigma Upsilon, Lambda Theta Alpha, Phi Sigma Sigma, Pi Delta Chi, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Gamma Phi, and Sigma Sigma Sigma.
The fraternities are: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Phi Delta, Alpha Sigma Phi, Chi Phi, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Kappa Psi, and Zeta Beta Tau.

Students choose to go Greek for many different reasons, such as: academic excellence, community service, leadership experiences, and inter-Greek relations.

These are the criteria for joining a Greek organization:
1. You must be a full time student at SUNY Oneonta. 
2. You must have at least 12 credits from an institution of higher education. 
3. You must have a minimum of a 2.50 GPA
4. First semester freshman are not allowed to join a Greek organization, but can still attend recruitment events. 

There are 3 times that you can pre-register:
1. Sunday, August 24th 5-7 pm in Mills and Wilsbach
2. Monday August, 25 5-7 pm in Grant, Huntington, Hulbert, Curtis and Ford Halls
3. Tuesday, August 26 5-7 pm in Grant, Huntington, Hulbert, Curtis and Ford Halls

All students who plan to join a Greek organization must attend one orientation session: 
1. Wednesday, August 27 in the Red Dragon Theatre 5:30-6:30 pm
2. Tuesday, September 2 in the Red Dragon Theatre from 8:30-9:30 pm

Meet the Greeks will be Wednesday, August 27 in the quad from 3-5 pm (rain location: Hunt Ballroom)

If you have any questions feel free to contact:
Chelsey Kupferman, IGC Sorority Recruitment Chair
Russell Lowe, IGC Fraternity Recruitment Chair

Monday, October 28, 2013

Welcome New Greeks!

This is a very exciting time for our Greek Community. By now, most if not all new members have been initiated into their chapters. The life changing things that we told you all about when you were in recruitment start now. Many of you will go on to do great things in your chapters. Who knows? You may be your next Chapter President.

There are so many ways to get involved now that you are fully integrated into our Greek Community.You may want to consider being on the Inter-Greek Council Executive Board. The E-Board is comprised of great leader from many of our chapters. It's an awesome way to gain leadership experience while working on your Greek relations. Greek Interns are also great leaders in our community. They help around the Office of Campus Life, while taking on their own individual projects that are related to their major. Greek Interns can opt whether they want to work for credit or just experience.

If you are succeeding as a leader and a scholar, you may want to consider joining Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. To join you must have a 3.25 GPA. It's a way to show people in the Greek community that you are a true leader amongst your fellow Greeks.

If you plan on holding an officer position next semester you may want to consider going to the Greek Officer Transition Meeting on Tuesday November 19th 2013 from 7PM to 9PM in the Leatherstocking room at Hunt Union. You will learn everything a new officer should know, and you will learn how to transition people once you are done with said position. It's going to be a great learning experience for both new and old officers.

Be on the look out for all the opportunities to come in the future, we hope see you around the office. On behalf of all of Greek Life, Congrats to our newest members!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Brothers of Alpha Phi Delta and the Best Use of Theme

     This past month has been an exciting one for the Delta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Delta here at SUCO. To begin, the chapter inducted the Omicron Pledge Class consisting of Aaron Phillips, Shane Irwin, J.J. Kissane, and Gavin Mooney. The induction was held by Assistant District Governor Jeff Sidoti.

     Since the induction, the chapter has been very busy with community service. We hosted our Sandy Relief Dodgeball Tournament which raised money for those affected by the hurricane. Also, the brothers volunteered their time to help "America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk" at Neahwa Park by working security, food service, and by cheering on the runners.
    Lastly, we participated in the annual Relay For Life held by both SUCO and Hartwick. At this event, brothers stayed in the gymnasium from 5pm to 5am. We brought in two huge TV's, an Xbox, Gamecube, and many chairs and blankets and covered our campsite with birthday balloons and other decorations, thus winning Best Use of Theme. As the semester comes to an end, we look forward to our Alumni Weekend and Fraternity Formal!
Til next time,
Michael James