Greek info nights to talk leadership, volunteer opportunities

Info nights to be held first, second weeks

By Mitchell Wackett

Assistant News Editor

 

The UW-Whitewater Greek community will host information sessions for all students interested in joining an organization.

Each of the three governing councils, Panhellenic (PHC), National Pan-Hellenic (NPHC) and Interfraternity (IFC) will be holding free info nights to provide more information about the 21 UW-W sororities and fraternities.

The info night on Sept. 3 will be held at 7 p.m. in UC 259. Sept. 8 will be at 6:30 p.m. in Hyland 1308. The last one will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9  in Esker 108. The Panhellenic held an info night on Sept. 2 as well.

Sarah Suter, leadership adviser for the Greek community, said students don’t need to prepare for the info nights.

“All they need to do is come with an open mind to learn more about the Greek experience here at UW-Whitewater,” Suter said.

A family of unique organizations, the UW-W Greek Community provides opportunities to a range of interests from culture based to service driven to professional development oriented.  Members discover their own “home away from home” as they integrate into their respective organizations and the UW-W Greek community as a whole.

Greek students also find themselves developing leadership, time management and networking skills,  along with working toward higher GPAs and being more likely to continue their education at UW-W and graduate, Suter said.

While Greek students make up only 5.7 percent of the UW-W student population, the influence and leadership is can be seen in numerous outlets including professional organizations, volunteer opportunities and cultural student organizations.

Warhawk Ambassadors, Residence Assistants and Peer Mentors were just a few named by Suter.

Over the past year, members of Greek organizations have logged over 40,000 community service hours, with 94 percent of all projects reported by student organizations, according to a news release.

Their efforts have also produced over $20,000 towards philanthropic efforts and charities.  

For additional information, please visit uww.edu/cld/leadership/greek-community or email Fifi Badic at [email protected]

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