Greek Streak caught up with Eileen, the VP of Member Recruitment – Eta Eta chapter at Seton Hall University. The ladies of Alpha Phi have had a busy semester! Eileen riffs on philanthropy, Greek life at Seton Hall, and Alpha Phi apparel – check out her interview below.
What have you ladies been up to? What’s new with Alpha Phi?
This semester we’ve just been really busy focusing on our Philanthropic efforts. Our focus is women’s cardiac health so that’s been our focal point this semester. We try to raise as much money as possible so we can do better each semester, each year.
What’s the best part about being a member of Greek life at Seton Hall?
There are so many things, I think the best part is how close we all our. It really doesn’t matter what organization you’re apart of, it’s a close knit family. Having everyone so close creates this amazing support system and it really allows us to do great things within our own organization because we know we have the support of so many people who truly understand what it is we stand for and try to do.
How would you say, you distinguish yourselves from the other chapters and organizations?
We’re actually the leading organization in Greek life at Seton Hall. We’ve surpassed all other organizations through our Philanthropic efforts and that’s been really important to us. This year we raised about $10,000 to support women’s cardiac care which has been our driving force, it has a lot to do with how we’re positioned in relation to the other organizations.
What’s been your “go-to” sorority apparel choice this past fall/winter?
I would have to say; even though it’s kind of weird, considering the season, tank tops! We love them. Our USA inspired tanks were very cute, we really enjoyed them.
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We know you ladies raised over $7,200 last fall at your annual Red Dress Gala, which is awesome! What can you tell us about your efforts this year?
This year we did outstanding. Our Red Dress Gala this past fall was our most successful, yet. This semester alone we hosted a number of events including a Phi-esta; which was a flag football game. We also held an event called “eat your heart out” where people competed in a spaghetti eating contest to raise money in addition to a number of benefits we hosted at different restaurants such as, Coldstone Creamery where part of the money earned each evening went towards our Philanthropy. We raised about $10,000 all together. It’s been really exciting.