Young Greek organization “checking in”
The Multicultural Greek Council will meet Tuesday to discuss its origins and future.
“The idea of Multicultural Greeks is relatively new,” CU Greek life director John Henderson said. “The next scheduled meeting is going to be a chance to check in.”
The MGC, formed in the spring of 2003, is an organization designed to govern and assist the diversity-based fraternities and sororities. The main functions of the council, according to its Web site, are to serve as a liaison to the campus establishment, “enrich Greek life on Campus,” and promote unity between diverse Greek organizations and the campus at large.
MGC was founded to be a unifying force and voice for the non-traditional Greek organizations. They provide an opportunity for people of diverse backgrounds to find an organization different from the traditional Greek groups on campus.
There are currently nine Greek organizations on campus affiliated with MGC. These include four that are Latino-based; three that are black; one Asian-interest; and one aimed at gay men. On Tuesday, each of these fraternities and sororities will be represented by any members interested in attending as representatives of their respective houses.
These organizations are all involved in unique philanthropic organizations that, according to MGC Co-Chairman and senior ethnic studies major Mario Flores, “focus on cultural heritage.”
Such philanthropies include the annual “Take Back the Night” campaign, during which members of MGC walk the campus at night to promote campus security and unity as well as protest violence against women. Others include breast cancer awareness campaigns, Spike Lee movie nights and bone marrow drives.
While the exact topics of the meeting have yet to be finalized, Flores describes the meeting as a time to discuss how members of the various affiliated fraternities and sororities wish to see MGC run and what they want to see accomplished in the coming years.
“We believe it is time for a look at where we are and where we want to be in the future,” Henderson said.
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