Friday, February 10, 2017

Greek Life at Hofstra

As the new semester begins we think of bettering ourselves and getting more involved. Whether it be to join a new club on campus, get more involved in the community or to challenge ourselves to be more scholarly. What would you say if you could join a lifetime organization that offered you the chance to challenge yourself to get more involved in all aspects of your college career? Well just one of the many options on campus is to join Hofstra Fraternity and Sorority Life.

We see in our community how fraternity and sorority members strive to continually challenge themselves and their members to be better. Whether it be pushing their brother and sisters to get that A on a test, or to join them on a Saturday afternoon to give back to the community through Snow Angels, Shake A Rake, or other local service opportunity joining a Greek-letter organization allows you to develop as a student leader while building bonds that will last a lifetime. As the recruitment season starts, we asked the leaders of the Greek community to share their experiences with you.

Nikki Lilly
President of the Panhellenic Council

“Sisterhood to me is always having people there for you to support you in whatever journey you want to take on. Sisterhood is always having a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen to you. Sisterhood is having people who you feel completely comfortable around and are able to be you true self. Sisters are there to push you to be the best you possible. Joining a Panhellenic sorority is the gateway to having all of these things and so much more. You are not just joining your own organization but you are joining a community of strong, empowered women who are going to be there for you not only throughout your time at Hofstra but for the rest of your life.”

Shawn Hamel
President of the Inter-fraternal Council

“Brotherhood is having a group of people that, even though you may have different opinions or outlooks, will still be there for you in your time of need. Being a part of a fraternity has taught me so much about being myself, both in my own organization and on the larger scale of IFC.”

Anibel Vargas
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Fall ‘15

"Being a member and Founding Sister #1 of the Zeta Nu Chapter de Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. is an experience that I will forever hold dear to my heart. When I first became interested in my organization, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life professionally, socially, and so on. LTA is rich in history, being that it is the first and largest Latina sorority in the nation. We have a tradition of saluting, which I extremely enjoy because it shows the passion that our members have for our organization. Being part of a Latina organization on Hofstra's campus is a unique experience. We are currently the only Latina sorority on campus, thus, we have the great opportunity to share our history and help impact the campus community in a way that's different than the other organizations on campus. Part of our mission is to "Promote unity through charitable and educational programs. Maintain a higher standard of learning and serve as a voice for all students." Additionally, the fact that we are different helps bring us together with the other sororities and fraternities on campus because we come together to help our campus community through our differences. Being a member of LTA fills me with immense joy and pride."

Matt Benemerito
President of the InterFraternity and Sorority Council

"Going Greek is a remarkable opportunity to grow as an individual and team-member, give back to different communities and noble causes, and the chance to build upon many skills like networking and leadership."

If you are interested in learning more about Greek Life and what it can offer you please contact the Fraternity and Sorority Life Staff at

Panhellenic Recruitment begins on February 10th at 7:30 PM in MPR West. InterFraternity Council Open House is Saturday, February 11th from 11:00-12:30 in Breslin.

Multicultural Fraternity and Sorority Council Open House is February 10th at 7:30 PM in MPR East.


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