We believe the cornerstones of Greek letter organizations are leadership development, service to the community, scholarship, and lifelong friendships through the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood.
NYIT Manhattan currently recognizes five Greek organizations:
Sororities: Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority(AST) Incorporated, Epsilon Iota(EI) Chapter, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. (SIA), NYIT Manhattan Colony
Fraternities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Zeta Eta(ZH) Chapter, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Tau Kappa Epsilon(TKE) Fraternity Incorporated, Upsilon Mu(YM) Chapter.
All of these organizations represent high ideals and contribute to a positive campus life experience.
If you have any questions or concerns about Greek life or starting a Greek organization on campus, please Danny Catalano, Associate Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development at 646-273-6078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Also see Greek Organizations on Old Westubury campus.)
Established in 1899, Alpha Sigma Tau National Sorority is a sisterhood of women who are committed to developing scholars, philanthropists and leaders among our collegiate and alumnae members.
NYIT Manhattan is home to the Epsilon Iota Chapter where we thrive on promoting the ethical, cultural and social development of all of our members.
For information on joining AST, please visit the Greek Life office located in the Student Activities Building on 1849 Broadway, 2nd floor, room 202, or via email at email@example.com.
The Upsilon Mu chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon(TKE) was started on the NYIT, Manhattan campus in December of 2007 as a colony. With an interest of 18 young men in the spring semester of 2008, the colony would expand, and within the next year the colony grew to 35 men with the Alpha and Beta classes. This allowed them to be chartered as the Upsilon Mu(YM) chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Incorporated. Since becoming a chapter, Upsilon Mu has initiated 55 young men and helped them in their development as men in society.
For information on joining TKE, please visit the Greek Life office located in the Student Activities Building on 1849 Broadway, 2nd floor, room 202.
Fraternity Mission Statement
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.
Fraternity Vision Statement
The objectives of this Fraternity shall be: to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to aid down-trodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual status.
The first two objectives- (1) to stimulate the ambition of its members and (2) to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the cause of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual-serve as the basis for the establishment of Alpha University.
Phi Iota Alpha's mission is to develop leaders, & create innovative ways to unite the Latino community. Our fraternity's roots extend from the late 19th century to the first Latino fraternity & the first Latino student organization in the United States.
Our brotherhood is composed of university, & professional men committed towards the empowerment of the Latin American community. We do this by providing social, cultural programs & activities geared towards the appreciation, promotion & preservation of Latin American culture.
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. (SIA) is a historically latina sorority founded on September 29, 1990, by 13 lovely ladies. Although SIA is latin-based, it is not latin-exclusive, meaning that women ranging from all backgrounds and ethnicities are welcome. SIA is focused on offering women an opportunity to unite in the interest of leadership, community service, women empowerment, and social/cultural awareness and sisterhood. We are based on the foundations of Solidaridad (solidarity), Inspiracion (inspiration), and Amistad (friendship). The NYIT Manhattan Colony was established on April 19, 2015 by four lovely ladies.
Our goals are to constantly strive towards the expansion and awareness of the Latino diverse cultures, to promote sisterhood and leadership among our members, and to serve as a model of excellence in education and achievement among women.
Who can join a fraternity or sorority?
You must be a full-time, undergraduate student at New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan campus with at least 12 credits completed. First-semester students are ineligible. You must also have a 2.5 GPA at the time of recruitment.
When can I join and how does it work?
Each organization has a different process and time line for new members. Generally, each organization recruits new members each semester and holds various events and activities for a period of approximately 6-8 weeks, known as new member education. Per the NYIT policy, new member education can not exceed 8 weeks. For more information, please contact the organization or visit the Office of Student Activities.
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Can I start my own sorority or fraternity?
For the current status of expansion at NYIT's Manhattan campus, you can refer to the Expansion Process for NYIT, or you may contact Danny Catalano, Associate Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development at firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can visit the Student Activities Building on 1849 Broadway, 2nd floor, room 205. All organizations must be supported by a National Board; NYIT does not recognized local Greek-Lettered Organizations.
NYIT is looking to host a six month application process for interested Greek organizations from one of the following Governing boards:
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