Greek Council gets presidential

By Becca Steiner
RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Greek Life at Rio Grande is overhauling its governing body.

The Greek system consists of 10 organizations –five fraternities and five sororities – all governed by the All Greek Council. Formerly a four-member elected council in which all Greeks were welcome to attend meeting, the newly constituted All Greek Presidential Council will feature the active president from each organization.

“I have seen many changed to the All Greek Council but the evolution to a President’s Council is the biggest change I have seen,” said Lambda Omicron Psi President Kassandra Mosher, who has been a Greek since 2004. “I think it is great because we are all on equal footing with each other. Everyone that attends is a president of the respective organization and is to be respected.

“I am hoping this fall we all will show what Greek Life is to this campus and get more students involved while giving back to Rio.”

While the council does not formally change until the fall, the process began during the spring semester. The result was better interaction between the Greek organizations.

Similar to the past council, any split votes at the monthly meetings will be decided by a vote from the All Greek Presidential Council Advisor. Dean of Students Aaron Quinn currently serves as the advisor.

The old council consisted of a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.

“The current Greek presidents decided that the new format would better serve our Greek organizations and not place such a work load on one person to serve as All Greek Council president,” Quinn said.

Alpha Sigma Phi’s Shawn Cox is in favor of the changes, but insisted the system still requires each individual Greek to take responsibility.

“It will only be as productive if we all abide and do what (the council) constitution and by-laws say,” Cox said. “I feel (the council) is necessary and it could be a great way to keep Greek Life more involved with campus activities and campus services.”

The All Greek Presidential Council finalized the changes at their May 21 meeting. The group breaks for the summer and is scheduled to resume meeting in the fall.