Wednesday afternoon the Greek Life of the ABAC campus held an informative mixer in the Student Center so that students could come and meet members of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Lamda Sigma Upsilon Fraternity, and Sigma Alpha Sorority. Booths were set up for each fraternity and sorority with handouts of information and open questionnaires held by the officers. Many students attended the event to learn more about the campus life that ABAC offers. There was a flood of students applying for recruitment with a fraternity or sorority and eager to be actively involved in the community of Greeks.There are a few different types of fraternities to chose from on campus, and even though there is only one sorority to chose from, Sigma Alpha makes their Sorority worth participating in.
“We are an agriculturally professional sorority that promotes leadership, scholarship, fellowship, service, and sisterhood,” says Vice President Haley Webb. Sigma Alpha supports many charities in the community, such as Relay for Life, Backpacks for Kids, and Ruth‘s Cottage Women‘s Center. Their main philanthropy is Agriculture in the Classroom, where members of Sigma Alpha teach elementary school students in the Tift County area about the importance of agriculture.
The fraternities of ABAC are very involved in the community as well. The Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity is a big supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, hosting a number of fundraisers for the cause. Alpha Gamma Rho ties in social and professionalism in the agriculture industry and likes to keep the members active in the community. The Fraternity allows men of all majors to apply.
The Lamda Sigma Upsilon is ABAC’s minority fraternity that promotes four main goals: academic excellence, cultural awareness, diversity, brotherhood, and being a good role model. Lamda Sigma Upsilon participates in study sessions, toy drives, and promotes HIV awareness. The Fraternity looks forward to growing their chapter and bringing new and creative outlets to the ABAC community.
Kappa Sigma is ABAC’s biggest fraternity. They support many different charities, such as Fisher House, Ruth’s Cottage, Relay for Life, and Adopt a Mile. They are very big on fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service.
The Greek Life population on campus is growing due to the new students coming in this semester.
“What sets ABAC apart from other schools,” says Alan Kramer, assistant Dean of Students and Greek advisor, “is the campus life, and especially the Greek Life.”
The Tifton community will surely benefit from having so many students actively involved and eager to help others around them.