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Faculty dessert brings students and Greek community together
Over cookies, brownies, cake and coffee, the Greek organizations on Campus, Alpha Chi Omega, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Sigma Sigma and Tau Kappa Epsilon chatted with the Quinnipiac faculty to thank them for the work they do everyday. On Wednesday, the four chapters merged in Alumni Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the annual Faculty Dessert.
“I think that the dessert had a really great turn out,” Christine Rocchio, a sophomore occupation therapy major and vice president of intellectual development for Alpha Chi Omega, said. “Hopefully this dessert is the first step in getting more approval for the Greek community from the faculty on campus. A lot of people don’t recognize our presence at Quinnipiac and this is a fun and informal way to change that.”
Rocchio was responsible for coordinating the event, which used to be held only by Alpha Chi Omega. This year, however, she decided to make it a bonding event not only for teachers and members of Greek life but also for the different Greek organizations.
“Since we’re really trying to promote Greek unity this year we thought it would be a great idea to get all of the chapters involved with the event,” Rocchio said. “By doing so we also got to spread the word to a lot more faculty members.”
After an initial hour of munching on desserts and coffee, the presidents of each organization said a few words about their respective chapters and shed some light on the positive things that the Greek organizations do throughout the year, such as maintain high GPAs, raise money for philanthropies, and get involved in the campus and community.
Despite a slow start, sophomore public relations major and parents luncheon coordinator for Phi Sigma Sigma, Sarah Grady, thought the even was a success.
“After a while, once more teachers came, they got a chance to hear our presidents speak and hear about what we do which I think is really important,” Grady said.
Junior media production major and President of Sigma Phi Epsilon agreed.
“The dessert was a really good way to show the faculty at Quinnipiac that we appreciate them and to show them that the Greek community is excited to have a closer bond with the faculty and administration,” he said.