On April,13,2013 Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority , Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Phi Iota Alpha fraternity Incorporated attended “Students Accepted day” at NYIT- Manhattan. I myself a proud member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity was glad to be there and interact with all the incoming students and their parents. The Greeks were giving out private tours, and engaging with the students.
We also had a our schools mascot as a special guest. He grabbed a lot of attention. Everyone wanted to take a picture and we are glad that the bear first picture of the day was with members of TKE. With over 20 Greeks in attendance we were a lot of help to all faculty and staff members running this event. It was fun seeing theses students, and I will be seeing them again being that I’m a Senior Orientation Leader.
What I would like to happen in the near future is Greeks running this event for the incoming students. Students can relater to students. The fact that Old Westbury comes to Manhattan campus to give tours is mind bottling. I had incoming students who wasn’t show their major department, didn’t see the lounge area, and some wasn’t even shown the library. Those three things are extremely important, I’m glad my Greeks were able to pick up the slack for that.
One thing that we always tell incoming students, is that you need to get involved on campus, join a club or an organization. You need to join something to get the full college experience that you rightfully deserve. I’ve been treasure, public relations chairman, social chairman, for my fraternity and loved every second of it, and now I’m Vice President. I’ve been an Orientation Leader and involved in other clubs and now I’m currently President of Inter-Greek Council and currently running for president of Student Government Association.
Some people thought I was SGA president because I was so involved on campus. Not everyone knows the positions I have held because I don’t talk much about them unless I need to, but everyone knows me because I took the time out to get to know them, just like how we took the time out of our day to get up in the morning and be at school at 9am on a Saturday to get to know the incoming freshman.
“It’s not about what you can do for others, its about what others want to do for you”
Every year New York Institute of Technology participates in Relay for Life a movement started to show not only awareness but also to show support for those who are affected by cancer. This event is always held at the Old Westbury campus, and the Manhattan campus take buses to take students to Old Westbury and back to the city.
We stay up all night, we have some people come up on stage and tell us their story, we have some survivors come up on stage and talk about their struggle and we also have fun doing all of this. The NYIT community comes together as a whole connecting both campuses with this one annual event.
Last Year we had football, basketball, laser tag, singing, dancing and Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Teletubbies. Yes you read right ladies and gentlemen they have their own Teletubbies who helped them raised money for a one of their members who had cancer and was struggling to pay his medical bills, that’s good fraternity.
Here’s a video of last years Relay
This year is only going to be better. Sign up sheets for the buses are in the 1849 building on Boradway second floor on the SGA office door. We are leaving April,19,2013 and coming back the next day.
Sin up because the buses are getting filled!
Thank You and Stay Safe
Joining Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity in fall 10′ is the greatest thing I have done. The bond I grew with the other guys that was going through the process with me in something unmatched.
After Joining Teke (teek) I have became a Manger for student workers in the Students Activities and Leadership Development department, Orientation Leader, First Year Mentor and held a few executive board positions and now I’m currently Vice President of our chapter here in NYIT-MA.
I wouldn’t trade being a member of this Fraternity for nothing in the world, I constantly meet new people in this fraternity from different schools, alumni who are business owner, and just unlimited networking possibility.
Fraternity dues is something that many see as a down fall to joining a Fraternity or Sorority. However what people don’t understand about dues is that your paying for insurance for your membership (membership fee). Being in a national organization you must have a $5 million dollar liability insurance, which your organization offers when you pay your dues.
This means that if you or your chapter caused some damaged on or off campus you are covered. This doesn’t mean go out there and reek havoc but you are covered soon as you pay your dues. This actually includes lawyer if needed (chapter related), doctors if your injured at a chapter event.
You also get to attend leadership conference in your region at a relatively cheap price because you are a member. This is when a lot of networking happens, I met 42 men one time at a conference and still stay in contact with them til this day.
For those who would like to donate money to me so I can pay my dues you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’ll generate a link where you can donate money safely through paypal, I have $230.00 left to pay. My Fraternity is also non-for profit so this can be consider a tax write off if I’m not mistaken.
This is Thee Fraternity
“Not for wealth rank or honor but for personal worth and character”