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Students meet Washburn’s multicultural fraternities and sororities

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Pateue Moore, president of TrailblaZing Tau Zeta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma, showcases her sorority’s values and mission at the Meet the Multicultural Greeks event. She joined the chapter in the spring of 2022.

On Thursday, Aug. 31, the Washburn Greeks hosted one of many recruiting activities held during the annual fraternity and sorority recruitment week. The organizations in the Multicultural Greek Council are an opportunity for prospective members to learn, ask questions and see what different multicultural fraternities and sororities have to offer. The event started off with chapters sharing their mission statements and values, along with what students can expect upon joining their organizations. Some chapters highlighted Thursday night included: Sigma Lambda Gamma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi and Zeta Phi Beta.

“I think the number one reason Washburn students should join fraternity and sorority life is to expand their horizons. I think a lot of people see the parties and a lot of the bad connotations with it. But once you join, you actually get to see how much we want to promote social interaction, we want to promote morals and ethics, we want to promote academics and we really just want everybody to succeed. You get to be part of something that is much bigger than you,” said Tierney Kester, Sigma Lambda Gamma chapter advisor.

Out of the chapters represented Thursday night, Kappa Alpha Psi was the solo fraternity in attendance. Chapter president, Philip Canady, spoke of the fraternity’s rich history at Washburn, including being the first historically black organization on campus and being home to members such as Charles and John Scott who were attorneys in the widely-known Brown v. Board of Education court case.

“Our main focus is achievement in every field of human endeavor. So whatever you do, whatever you go out to do in your profession, or your career, to reach your highest, greatest potential,” Canady said.
Throughout the night, Washburn students ventured from booth to booth gaining positive insight on which organization they plan to place their recruitment bids with. Some students use this as an opportunity to branch out and make new connections with their fellow students.

“I’m really antisocial and don’t know how to get out there and I thought this was a great way to expand and get to know people,” said Ivonne Lopez-Tino, sophomore echocardiography major. “I’m hoping to meet new people, have new experiences and make lifelong connections.”

Washburn’s fraternity and sorority recruitment week for all chapters officially begins Sept. 7 and will go through Sept. 10. You can find more information on all of Washburn’s fraternities and sororities at the Bods Connect website.

Edited by Regina Cassell, Aja Carter and Larissa Morgan

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