By Morgan Williams
Cal State Dominguez Hills held “Greek Week” Sept. 2-5. The event gave students who are not involved in fraternities and sororities a chance to meet and learn some history about the different social organizations on campus.
“Being a transfer student it was interesting seeing the different types of Greek organizations being out on campus and giving information,” said John Davis, a health care administration major. “I think I might do a little more research and look into the different fraternities that CSUDH has to offer.”
There are 16 Greek organization chapters at CSUDH. The sororities are: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta, Kappa Delta Chi, Lambda Theta Latin, Hermandad de Sigma lota Alpha, Sigma Lambda Gamma National and Omega Phi Chi Multicultural.
The fraternities are: Phi Beta Sigma, Omega Psi Phi, Phi lota Alpha, Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Omega Delta Phi and Sigma Pi International.
Many of the sororities and fraternities have been around for over 100 years nationally and continue to grow in membership.
During Greek Week, campus Greeks staffed tables, gave information to perspective members, and held events throughout the week.
Those in the system of fraternities and sororities touted the benefits of their organizations.
“I’m proud to be part of the hippest fraternity on campus,” said member Juan Guajardo. “Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. is a service and social fraternity, meaning we serve our communities while strengthening our bond. Rushing ODPhi was an amazing decision, and the experiences that have come with being a brother have been unbelievable.”
Jayde Hubbard, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Xi Upsilon Chapter, talked about the importance of community service.
“Working with my sisters to create a survival backpack for a student on campus was a great experience,” she said.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Xi Upsilon Chapter collected school supplies and backpacks for students at an elementary school in Carson. Members talked about the importance of community service.
“So glad we could gather students on campus to donate towards students in need in the `1 Million Backpacks Drive,’” said member Ashley Hackett.
Greek Week serves as a tool for students to get involved.