Greek Beat

Nathalie Tadena

Sorority recruitment starts with Philanthropy Round

The Panhellenic Association will begin its recruitment process for new members with Philanthropy Round on Sunday. Philanthropy Round serves as an introduction for potential new members and allows them to visit all 12 Panhellenic sororities and meet women in each chapter, said Vice President of Membership Jen Ochsner, a SESP senior.

“All of the groups are founded on different philanthropic services,” Ochsner said. “It is important to have an entire day devoted to explain the events of each chapter.”

An informational meeting was held Wednesday for interested women to ask questions regarding the recruitment process. Approximately 450 students already have registered for recruitment and another 50 to 100 women are expected to register by Sunday, Ochsner said. Formal recruitment will take place in Winter Quarter, beginning Jan. 10.

Lambda Chi raises cash with youthful fundraiser

Students, visiting parents and even professors participated in Lambda Chi Alpha’s fall philanthropy event, “Teeter-Totter-a-thon” on Nov. 2.

Teams of two to four people rode a giant seesaw for 15 minutes at a time over 24 hours. The Teeter-Totter-a-thon raised more than $1,300 for Better Existence with HIV, a local organization for low-income residents living with HIV/AIDS.

The event was briefly shown on ESPN, said social chairman Andrew Fung, a Weinberg sophomore.

Sigma Lambda Gamma hosts defense workshop

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. hosted Arma Humana, a self defense workshop for women, on Nov. 6.

During the event, Ervin deLeon of the Evanston Police Department, who is also an instructor for the NU Paracombatives Ju-Jutsu club, explained the mentality of self defense and demonstrated techniques for physical protection. About 15 women attended the two-hour session.

Sorority member Diana Castañeda, a SESP sophomore, said it is especially important for women to be able to protect themselves even on campus.

“(Two) of our principles are morals and ethics,” Castañeda said. “We have an obligation to know how to defend ourselves in every situation.”

– Nathalie Tadena