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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Greek Life Collaboration

Services provided by the Office of Alumni Relations

 
The Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with many Greek organizations over the years to provide database services, help plan anniversary and milestone celebrations, collaborate on special events, and leverage resources for major weekends such as Reunion & Homecoming. Through this partnership, we encourage Greek alumni to connect with each other, and return to campus.

Database

  • We can store your alumni/ae biographical information and Greek ID, and provide a delegate in your organization with a list anytime it is needed. All we ask is that you help us keep it accurate by providing us with any updates you receive.
  • Keeping the database in a campus office eliminates year-to-year confusion as your leadership changes.
  • The database has a field for Greek-related ID numbers for tracking and matching purposes.
  • Over 10,000 updates per month are made to the alumni database - ensuring the most accurate information possible.

Communications

  • Use broadcast e-mail through the alumni website to send messages, newsletters, and notices of upcoming events to your alumni.
  • Let us market your upcoming events and activities on the alumni website, and in appropriate alumni publications such as Rensselaer magazine.
  • Utilizing these services helps keep the alumni database updated for future communications.

    Event Management/Online Registration

    • Our web community can help with online event registration for your alumni programs.
    • Allows for credit card process for alumni.
    • There is no cost to you for the use of this service. All money collected through online registration is reimbursed to your organization.

      Major Campus Weekends

      • Leverage Reunion & Homecoming, Freakout, and other major alumni weekends, and we can help you advertise and incorporate your events into the activities that are already happening.
      • Being part of a major weekend gives your alumni even more incentive to come back to campus.

      Dates to Remember:

      • Reunion & Homecoming
        • October 2-4, 2015
      • Milestone Anniversary Celebrations (50th, 75th, etc.)
      • Big Red Freakout – February 14, 2015
      • Many fraternities and sororities are approaching milestone years. Let us know if you are planning events so that we can help you advertise and celebrate these special occasions.
      • For a list of all local and national anniversary dates, click here.

      Sponsored Programs, Activities & Awards

      Greek Life Awards - Advisor of the Year

      The Rensselaer Alumni Association strives to recognize Rensselaer alumni who go above and beyond for their Alma Mater.  The RAA sponsors the annual Advisor of the Year award, given at the Greek Life Awards Ceremony each spring. A full list of the awards is available on the IFC webpage.

      Relationships

      We continue to engage and expand our relationships with all of the Greek organizations on campus.

      • Alumni Inter-Greek Council - The AIGC was formed as a committee of the RAA to foster the overall improvement of the Rensselaer Greek community, and to enhance the welfare of Rensselaer and society.
      • IFC @ RPI - Continuing to strengthen relationships with Fraternities.
      • Panhellenic Association - Building strong relationships with Sororities.
      • Office of Greek Life - We work with the Greek Life Office to provide services to all Greek organizations.

      How Alumni Relations Will Work With Your Fraternity/Sorority

      The Alumni Relations Office will contact the Greek organization’s advisor and/or active president when Greek alumni request services. The Alumni Relations Office will provide the requested information after receiving approval from the advisor and/or the active chapter president. If no approval from the advisor and/or the active chapter president is received within seven days of the request, the Office of Alumni Relations will make the determination as to whether the request can be fulfilled.

      Read the entire text of the "Office of Alumni Relations Commitment to Greek Life."

      Have we worked with your organization?

      Below is a list of fraternities and sororities that have collaborated with the Office of Alumni Relations since 2005:

      Acacia
      Alpha Chi Rho
      Alpha Epsilon Pi
      Alpha Gamma Delta
      Alpha Phi
      Chi Phi
      Delta Phi
      Delta Tau Delta
      FIJI (Phi Gamma Delta)
      Kappa Alpha Psi
      Lambda Chi Alpha
      Phi Iota Alpha
      Phi Mu Delta
      Pi Beta Phi
      Pi Kappa Alpha
      Phi Kappa Theta
      Phi Kappa Tau
      Phi Kappa Phi
      Phi Sigma Sigma
      Psi Upsilon
      Rensselaer Society of Engineers
      Sigma Alpha Epsilon
      Sigma Chi
      Sigma Phi Epsilon
      Tau Epsilon Phi
      Tau Kappa Epsilon
      Theta Chi
      Theta Xi

      Greek Anniversary Dates

      A list of local and national Greek anniversary dates (.pdf)

      5 Oldest Fraternities
      Theta Xi - April 29, 1864
      Delta Phi - June 28, 1864
      Zeta Psi - 1865
      RSE - 1866
      Chi Phi - May 25, 1878

      5 Oldest Sororities
      Phi Sigma Sigma - April, 13, 1976
      Alpha Gamma Delta - 1979
      Pi Beta Phi - 1984
      Alpha Phi - 1995
      Sigma Delta - April 12, 1996
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