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Campus: Staten Island

Brief Description of the Organization
The purpose of this organization is to enhance and educate their members, through the interaction of various accounting firms. They also communicate information regarding the accounting industry and potential internship opportunities.

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Alpha Phi Delta Mission Statement

The objectives of Alpha Phi Delta are to promote good fellowship, fraternal relations and solidarity among the students of St. John’s University who are eligible for membership therein; to uphold and maintain principals of American citizenship; to preserve and perpetuate the best elements of American culture and civilization.

Brief Description of the Organization

The Gamma Sigma Chapter founded at St. John's University Staten Island in 1989 upholds its National Fraternity’s objectives to promote good fellowship, fraternal relations and solidarity among the students of St. John’s University who are eligible for membership therein; to uphold and maintain principals of American citizenship; to preserve and perpetuate the best elements of American culture and civilization.

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Campus: Staten Island

Brief Description of the Organization
Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. The Queens chapter is Kappa Zeta (#237).

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Chi Theta Omega Mission Statement

Chi Theta Omega was established in the fall of 2002. Chi Theta Omega is based on the principle and understanding of the word brotherhood. The fraternity stands for “Character through originality” and the motto is “creating tight bonds of brotherhood” since 2002. The fraternity colors are black, scarlet red, and white which stand for strength, stability, and flexibility. The mascot is the dragon.

The Chi Theta Omega family works together on various charities during the year, such as Toys for Tots, Adopt-a-Family, the Justin LiGreci Children Foundation. The fraternity raises money for Muscular Dystrophy Association and for St. Jude’s. Chi Theta Omega also hosts various tournaments throughout the year to raise money for these charities and organizations.

Brief Description of the Organization

CTO was established in the fall of 2002 based on the principle and understanding of the word brotherhood. The fraternity stands for “Character through originality” and the motto is “creating tight bonds of brotherhood”. The fraternity colors are black, scarlet red, and white which stand for strength, stability, and flexibility. The mascot is the dragon. Our aim is to create a recreational environment in which students of St. John’s University can participate. The fraternity shall provide volunteer services to charities and the community as well as funds to such by coming from tournaments and fund raisers sponsored by Chi Theta Omega.

Chi Theta Omega Officers

President
Daniel Fisher
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Vice President 
Jason Walker
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Secretary
Matt Pietrangelo
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Treasurer
James McGrann
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The club is open to all students who are interested in the exploration of both the Italian and Italian-American culture. The club’s focus will be to foster an understanding and appreciation of the cultures through a series of activities, educational and social gatherings, trips, and collaborations.
 
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The Criminal Justice Association is a student organization whose aim is to provide educational and networking opportunities focused on the Criminal Justice and Legal Fields. We combine hands-on learning experiences with entertaining and exciting opportunities to gain further insight into the Criminal Justice field. Examples of events CRJA has sponsored in the past and will promote in the future are: Law Enforcement Day, Murder Mystery, Trips to Night Court, the NYC Police Museum, the District Attorney's office, Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, Debates, Guest Speakers, & many more. Please come join us at our monthly meetings. New members from all academic disciplines are always welcome.
 

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Established: 1946
Motto: "On the rise!"
Values: Diligence, Education, and Beauty of Mind
Sorority Mascot: The Pegasus
Sorority Colors: Royal Blue & White


Mission Statement
All of the activities of this sorority are directed to one end, that of the promotion of the doctrine of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  The members pledge themselves and their lives, if need be, to God and each other.  We seek to instill, through our activities, a love of one another; a thirst for knowledge; a spirit of understanding; faith, hope, and charity.  To these ideals and their fulfillment we dedicate ourselves now and forevermore.

Brief Description of the Organization
Founded in 1946, Delta Epsilon Beta is one of the oldest and strongest sororities on the St. John’s University Staten Island Campus. The sisters are always seen together at various events, including sorority sleepovers, outings to the city, and various other social events. For the past decade, the sisters of Delta Epsilon Beta have been extremely involved on campus. Other organizations sisters are involved in include Greek Council, Up Till Dawn, St. Vincent De Paul, various honors societies and many more.   Whether we are raising money, helping those in need or being academic leaders for our fellow peers, the sisters are seen on and off campus demonstrating love and sisterhood.

Our mascot is the Pegasus. This symbolic mythological creature shows our knowledge, glory, and inspiration that each sister demonstrates. Being a strong and unique creature, it represents our individual strengths and strengths as a whole. The winged creature symbolizes our goal of reaching out and helping as many people as possible through our various philanthropies.  Our founders chose a mythological creature because we strive to achieve the impossible and unimaginable.

Delta Epsilon Beta is committed to helping others through various philanthropies. Over the years, we have volunteered for many events to raise awareness of Breast Cancer, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Leukemia and Batten’s Disease.  We organize Toys for Tots on our campus every Christmas. We are also dedicated to helping the homeless by sponsoring Midnight Runs, during which the sisters prepare food with the St. Vincent De Paul Society and travel into Manhattan to give supplies, food and clothing to the homeless. We also hold an annual “Senior Senior Prom”, during which sisters organize a prom setting at an elderly home and provide the residents with a night of fun.  The sisters of Delta Epsilon Beta are extremely dedicated to helping their community.

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Campus: Staten Island

Brief Description of the Organization
Our purpose is to reach out to the community and provide financial and human assistance to public and private schools. We reflect dedication to our Vincentian mission and a commitment to an education that exemplifies the values of St. Vincent de Paul with ongoing service to all children who need help in many ways.

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Campus: Staten Island

Brief Description of the Organization
Gamma Sigma Alpha is a national Greek academic honor society.  The society strives to uphold the high ideals of scholastic achievement, and therefore, only students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) at the start of their junior year, or a GPA of 3.5 or higher in any semester during their junior or senior year are eligible.  It is coordinated solely by students, and offers activities and programming to enrich a students understanding and commitment to academics.  Gamma Sigma Alpha enables members to further personal achievements in academia, as well as to promote scholarship in the university community.  

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Iota Alpha Sigma Mission Statement
The Fraternity shall be known as the Iota Alpha Sigma, formerly the Italian American Society.  This fraternity shall be in accordance with the regulations of the St. John’s University and that of the student government in the year 1933.
Iota Alpha Sigma has as its dedicated purpose to beneficially contribute to the University, Its brothers, and contemporary society.  Its aims are of Christian brotherhood, scholarship, and service.  It shall be an academic and social fraternity dedicated to fostering the brotherhood of its membership through many activities, both charitable and social.
 
The objectives of this fraternity will be in accordance with those of St. John’s University and the Roman Catholic Church.  The fraternity shall be organized and incorporated as a non-stock organization and continued incorporated under the laws of New York State as a corporation not organized for pecuniary profit.

Brief Description of the Organization

Founded in 1933, Iota Alpha Sigma has as its dedicated purpose to beneficially contribute to the University, its brothers, and contemporary society.  Its aims are of Christian brotherhood, scholarship, and service.  It shall be an academic and social fraternity dedicated to fostering the brotherhood of its membership through many activities, both charitable and social. Our Symbol is the Knight to show the chivalry we live by.

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At the heart of Kappa Sigma lie the Fraternity's Four Pillars, which guide our ambitions and underpin our successes. Striving for excellence in Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service produces Brothers who are involved in all aspects of campus life; who excel academically as students and professionally upon graduation; who develop lifelong bonds with those around them and who support those peers; and who serve their colleges and communities. Becoming a Kappa Sigma provides the framework to build yourself into the man you want to be.

Fellowship
Want to get more from your college life? Kappa Sigma makes it happen. Joining Kappa Sigma provides opportunities for fellowship, fun and personal growth that you simply can't get elsewhere. Over 230,000 men have joined and enjoyed the unmatched experiences, involvement and lifelong Brotherhood that Kappa Sigma offers. Kappa Sigma is no secret...our goal is to build better men.

Leadership
Take the lead. In Kappa Sigma, Brothers learn to get involved in their communities and take the lead when something needs to be done. Countless Brothers, including Senators, Governors and CEOs, have said Kappa Sigma gave them the leadership skills they needed to succeed.
Scholarship
You're in college for an education. Kappa Sigma helps you excel in the classroom. From its earliest beginnings in Renaissance Italy, Kappa Sigma has existed to promote scholarship among its members. Nearly $300,000 is awarded each year by the Kappa Sigma Endowment Fund to Brothers who excel in scholarship and leadership. At the chapter level, Brothers help you learn about the campus, provide advice on professors and classes and help you study for those important assignments.

Service
Helping others is part of being a Kappa Sigma. Brothers spend thousands of hours working in their communities and raise thousands of dollars for worthy causes each year. From organizing park clean-ups to serving as Big Brothers to organizing charity rock concerts, Kappa Sigmas work hard for their causes. College is fun, but only service gives you the great feeling of knowing you've helped someone and made a difference.

Kappa Sigma's mission statement is outlined by five points:
•    The Fraternity should complement and enhance the educational mission of the host institution.
•    The Fraternity should promote the ideal of Brotherhood.
•    The Fraternity should actively contribute to the personal growth and development of its members.
•    The Fraternity should promote ethical behavior and decision-making.
•    The Fraternity should encourage service to others.

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Campus: Staten Island

Organization's Mission
The purpose of this organization is to provide the St. John's University community with a gospel choir, whose main objective is to provide Christian praise and worship through song.

Brief Description of the Organization
The word Magnificat is Latin for to magnify;  it is taken from the Canticle of Mary in the Gospel of Luke 1:46-55, "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior." The members will gain knowledge and experience in musical theory, while gaining valuable teamwork experience and to encourage increased student participation in on-campus events and foster positive community relations.

Signature Events
A Night of Praise and Worship

Membership Qualifications
GPA: 2.0

Student Life Advisor/Liaison
Jamaal Brown
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Campus: Staten Island

Brief Description of the Organization
This group spreads awareness about the major of Speech Pathology. They also raise money for organizations related to communication disorders.

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Campus: Staten Island

Brief Description of the Organization
Order of Omega was founded to recognize those Fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of scholarship and leadership in interfraternal activities, to encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment. This group unites outstanding men and women to create an organization which will help mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate Greek affairs.  This group brings together faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and cooperation. This group, also, helps create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.  

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Established: 1945 (reinstated 1982)
Slogan: Love and Sisterhood
Values: Faith, Education, Charity
Sorority Flower: The Yellow Rose
Sorority Mascot: Phi-do the little brown puppy
Sorority Colors: Gold and Black
Nicknames: OHX


Mission Statement
We the sisters of Phi Eta Chi pledge our love and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and promise to follow in her ways of kindness and generosity towards our fellow sisters and others. We the sisters are a united sorority who wish to enforce high moral standards among one another and to promote high Christian love in society. As sisters of Phi Eta chi, we intend to establish a positive educational atmosphere and to encourage a unity among sisters in the hopes that her progress will contribute to the betterment of our future world.

Organization's Mission
Phi Eta Chi was established on October 10, 1945. The sorority was reinstated on December 29, 1982 by four dedicated sisters: Robin Lennon, Jeanette Rosado, Angela Aversa, and Maria Nardini. Phi Eta Chi is known for its devotion to charitable organizations including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Humane Society, American Cancer Society and many others. Each sister continues to uphold our values in everyday life. As sisters in the St. John’s Community, we intend to establish a positive educational atmosphere and encourage a unity among sisters for the betterment of each individual in the hope that her progress will contribute to the betterment of our future world. Phi Eta Chi dedicates itself to bringing about a unity among women, all sharing common goals and interests. Its aims are of Christian sisterhood, scholarship, and charitable service.

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Campus: Staten Island

Brief Description of the Organization
Phi Eta Sigma is the freshman honor society. All first year students are eligible and encouraged to join if they have at least a 3.70 cumulative GPA at the end of their first-year. Scholarship and leadership opportunities are available through the honor society.  Our goal is to couple service with education. We are currently planning events that have an academic component to the service work we do.

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Brief Description of the Organization

The Society provides an outlet for students to learn about the legal profession by engaging pre-law students and legal professionals. The club caters to numerous legal interests that include litigation, tax, criminal and entertainment law. Future events will include the careers in law panel, LSAT prep workshops, and admissions seminars.

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Brief Description of the Organization

The purpose of this organization is to provide a warm and social atmosphere for students who are interested in psychology.  The Psychology Club shall strive to enhance its members' academic education, personal development and social prospects through activities related to the field of psychology.

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Brief Description of the Organization
ROGR is for all the students who spend their time in the game room, playing pool, table tennis, or just hanging out. We welcome all students who enjoy some of the pastimes offered to us in the Game Room!

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Brief Description of the Organization
Resident Life Council is an organization comprised of resident residents working together to improve life in the campus residential community. Members meet regularly to address the needs and concerns of the residents. This organization also sponsors various social and educational programs throughout the year.

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The purpose of this organization is to promote philosophical discussion about topics important to students, ranging from perennial questions to questions about current world events.
Encourage inter-disciplinary discussion between philosophy, theology, science and other disciplines. We also provide a forum for student and/or faculty debates on pertinent issues and to promote discussion of Roman Catholicism’s rich philosophical heritage.

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Organization's Mission
The purpose is to serve the curiosity of amateur photographers, photography enthusiasts, or art admirers. This will be achieved though group discussions, semester themed photo-shoots, photographing school events, and annual Shutterbug events designed to get the members of the organization involved with challenging and rewarding tasks.

Brief Description of the Organization
Shutterbug is a student organization at St. John's University, Staten Island Campus. This club aims to promote the art of photography among students and inspire young amateurs to hone their skills in photography and "capture" St. John's. Members range from beginners to the very advanced who enjoy gathering and sharing ideas and photographic images as well as techniques and experiences.

Signature Events
Black Heritage Month Photo-shoot
Spring Gallery

Membership Qualifications
GPA: 2.5

Student Life Advisor/Liaison

Audra Goodman
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Website: http://sjshutterbugclub.webs.com
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Established: Butler University (1922)
St. John’s University-Staten Island Chapter: Rho Xi chapter (2008)
Service Channel: Over 500 undergraduate and alumnae chapters worldwide
Slogan: "Greater Service, Greater Program"
Values: Scholarship, Sisterhood and Service
Sorority Flower: The yellow tea rose
Sorority Mascot: The Poodle
Sorority Colors: Royal Blue & Gold
Nicknames: Sigma, S-G-Rho

President: JuDee Bacchus
Chapter Email:[email protected]
National Website:http://www.sgrho1922.org
Chatper Website: http://www.wix.com/ladiesofsgrho/rhoxi

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Dulin Redford, Bessie M. Downey Martin, and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University.

The Rho Xi Chapter was chartered at the Staten Island Campus of St. John’s University on October 25, 2008 by Erina Bailey, Sandra Estimable, Tamika Wildman, Danielle Johnson, and Hannah Olga-Appiah.  The organization was the first International sorority chartered on the St. John's Staten Island campus and the fist multicultural-based service sorority.  Since then, the chapter has distinguished itself for providing a multitude of outstanding on-campus and off-campus programs and community service projects.

Because Sigma Gamma Rho is organization founder by school teachers, the Rho Xi chapter established the Dr. Mynora J. Bryant $500 Book Scholarship, which is awarded each year to a St. John’s student for academic achievement.  The recipient is recognized each year at the chapter’s annual Salute to Excellence Scholarship & Service Awards program in March.  Rho Xi chapter also annually recognizes a faculty member for his/her commitment to education and a student for his/her commitment to service. Scholarship applications are available in November; please contact the chapter for more information.

Mission Statement
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.

Purpose
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority provides leadership, services, and resources towards removing barriers and inequalities, so that all people, especially of our people of color community, may develop their potential and exercise full citizenship.  With this in mind, the Sorority and the membership assumes the following responsibilities:

To encourage and promote high scholastic attainment
To develop leadership abilities and individual talents
To help develop equal opportunity for our minority to channel the dynamic energy of our young people into creative outlets
To enhance in all members the sense of personal and moral responsibility which each should have towards a task and towards leadership responsibilities
To provide an atmosphere in which friendship and social contacts  may be developed
To maintain interests and attitudes in harmony with modern thoughts and educational outlook

Service
Sigma Gamma Rho’s Legacy of and continued commitment to service is expressed in its slogan “Greater Service, Greater Progress.”  The sorority has a proud history of positive and proactive service wherever chapters exist.  Through support of human rights legislation, service to and support of grass roots individual and community development activity, and through active participation in the programs of affiliate and other organizations, we are committed to working to improve the quality of our lives and the society we serve.

Sigma Gamma Rho, in its quest to expand its area of service, actively participates in the sponsoring of national and international programs designed for the improved welfare of all people. Some of the more prolific programs and initiatives include (for a full description of each project visit our international website):

Hattie McDaniel Cancer Awareness and Health Program
International Youth Symposium
National Bone Marrow Program
Operation Big Book Bag
Project for Africa
Project Mwanamugimu
Project Reassurance
Wee Savers
In addition to support of our national and international project, the Rho Xi Chapter at St. John’s University participates in a number of projects throughout the year, which include:

Art Explorers at PS 20
Bed Time Stories Reading Program – Port Richmond Public Library
Breast Cancer Walk
March of Dimes: Walk for Babies
New York Cares Day
Service Day
Soup Kitchens
Winter Wishes
Recent Awards

The Mary Lou Allison Loving Cup Award: Presented annually to the chapter with the most outstanding program in the entire Northeast Region of the sorority
Golden Rose Award: Went to Erina Bailey is recognizes an undergraduate in the region for her leadership and commitment to Sigma and her campus community
Outstanding Service Award:  A grant/award given to a chapter in the region for outstanding community service
Dean’s Choice Award for Exemplary Leadership for an Organization: awarded to an outstanding student organization at the Legacy of Leaders Annual Awards Ceremony

Established: April 20, 1898 Longwood University
St. John's University-Staten Island Chapter: Eta Psi
Motto: "Faithful Unto Death"
Values: Wisdom, Power, Faith, Hope, and Love
Colors: Royal purple and White
Symbol: Sailboat
Jewel: Pearl
Flower: Purple Violet
Nickname: Tri Sigma
Publication: The Triangle of Sigma Sigma Sigma

Website:www.sigmasigmasigma.org
Chapter Email:[email protected]

Sigma Sigma Sigma is a national sorority that currently has over 108 collegiate chapters throughout the United States. It was founded on April 20, 1898 at Longwood University (Normal School) in Farmville, Virginia by eight women: Margaret Batten, Louise Davis, Martha Trent Featherston, Isabella Merrick, Sallie Michie, Elizabeth Watkins, Lucy Wright, and Lelia Scott who possessed a common dedication to high standards of behavior and ideals of friendship.To learn more about our national sisterhood and the opportunities it offers, please check out our website listed above.

On April 10, 2010, we received our charter as the Eta Psi chapter of Tri Sigma, and became the newest sorority chapter on the Staten Island campus!

Mission

To establish among its members a perpetual bond of friendship, to develop in them strong womanly character, and to impress upon them high standards of conduct.

Vision
Sigma Sigma Sigma inspires exceptional life long learning and friendships.

Values
Sigma Sigma Sigma reaffirms its long standing core values of wisdom, power, faith, hope and love.


Purpose

Tri Sigma has designed goals to support our mission and establish a Sorority dedicated to friendship, character, and conduct. We strive to provide:

Life Success- Create an environment that nurtures women and provides them with the tools they need to achieve success in all aspects of their lives.
Women's Empowerment- develop within our members the strength of character needed to be leaders in today's society. Provide experiences that will give sisters the power and conviction to live according to Tri Sigma's beliefs and values.
Intellectual and Personal Development- Strive for increasingly higher leavels of scholastic and intellectual achievement. Realize the possibilities of finding our best selves and leading others to theirs.
Purposeful Philanthropic and Community Service- Energize the benevolent nature of our membership and society. Provide opportunities to devote time and resources to servicing others where we learn, live and work. Create hope and the lasting commitment within each member to volunteer for a cause greater than ourselves.
Responsible Citizens- Realize and teach the components of good citizenship in every setting in which we are a part. Commit to ethical conduct in our personal and professional environments.
Meaningful Sisterhood Experiences- Cultivate strong personal friendships to sustain members throughout their life journey. These friendships will evolve into healthy, lifelong relationships that will demonstrate the true meaning of our Sorority.
An Environment that Secures and Sustains the Legacy of Tri Sigma- Remember our heritage, commit to the present and plan for our future. Enhance each member's Sorority experience by building a strong financial base and a volunteer and professional support structure that perpetuates sure growth and success.

Our National Philanthropy

The Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation provides grants for educational and leadership programs that help women meet the demands of contemporary society. Numerous academic scholarships are provided annually to eligible students. The Foundation also fosters community service with special emphasis on support for play therapy programs for hospitalized children.

The philanthropy is centered around the theme "Sigma Serves Children" specifically through the Robbie Page Memorial. The memorial was originally started to help support research for a polio cure, but once a vaccine was discovered, the focus of Tri Sigma switched to play therapy for hospitalized children. Funds raised by Tri Sigma chapters have built hospital playrooms, provided toys and related equipment, and helped support a specialized field of study for professionals in child development and associated health care professions.

Tri Sigma supports play therapy programs at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill and at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Annual grants also fund graduate assistantships and fellowships in recreational therapy for these hospitals. To also broaden our support and help as many children as possible, the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation works with chapters by providing grants for the local children's hospital play therapy and child life programs. Together with the hospital's support, Tri Sigma creates an environment that helps children overcome their anxiety and fear during their hospital visits.

Campus: Staten Island

Brief Description of the Organization
Inspired by Vincentian values the society is an organization that leads men and women to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the under recognized and suffering in the tradition of the Blessed Frederic Ozanam and St. Vincent de Paul.

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Campus: Staten Island

Student Life Advisor/Liaison
Jamaal Brown
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Organization's Mission
The Stagers Society is an organization of talented and dedicated students who strive to present professional quality productions.

Brief Description of the Organization
The Stager's Society is composed of a group of unique, talented and above all dedicated individuals whom through hard work, they have become dramatically compelled to bring their audiences the most entertaining theatrical performances that they can achieve in a true theatrical fashion.

Signature Events
Fall and Spring Theatrical show

Member Qualifications
GPA: 2.0

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Student Government, Incorporated, is an organization that strives to accommodate the needs of the students. It is the organization that oversees, and helps all the clubs and groups under its umbrella. Student Government also acts as a liaison between students and administration. If students have concerns, Student Government is always willing to help provide a strong voice for them, no matter the issue at hand. To encourage social interaction among the student body, Student Government plans, facilitates, and organizes staple events such as the Opening Year BBQ, which greets the new incoming freshmen with St. John’s wonderful atmosphere and welcomes back returning students, and Faculty Spotlight Dinners; which recognizes a faculty member who actively engages and interacts with students. These are only a select few of the events that Student Government works hard to provide for the students. As the governing body of the student organizations, Student Government also provides funding to organizations so that groups can operate and even plan their own events.

The Student Government’s infrastructure consists of five executive board members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Student Union Chair. Under the executive board are 10 Senate positions. These positions are broken down by class: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior; as well as school: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Education, Tobin School of Business, and College of Professional Studies. The three remaining seats are filled by one resident representative, and two commuter representatives. Collectively, these 15 seats are filled by students who are elected by their peers to serve as representatives of their respective positions.

Student Government, Inc., is a prestigious organization deeply rooted in the values of St. John’s University: Truth, Respect, Opportunity, Leadership, and Service. Student Government is St. John's University.

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Student Government
St. John's University
Campus Center Room B13
300 Howard Ave
Staten Island NY 10301
Phone: (718) 390-4482
Fax: (718) 390-4294
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Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Special Summer Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Administrative Assistants
Alexa Napolitano, Chief-of-Staff

Campus: Staten Island

Brief Description of the Organization
The purpose of this organization is to promote the knowledge and understanding of political ideas among its members and interested individuals in a non-partisan fashion.

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Campus: Staten Island

Brief Description of the Organization
The Storm Front provides the Staten Island campus with up-to-date, factually accurate information concerning the Staten Island campus, local community, and the University as a whole. The newspaper allows students to voice questions, concerns, and/or praises regarding their University, and their undergraduate or graduate educational experience.  The Storm Front publishes a minimum of six high-quality issues per academic year. The Editors of the newspaper are always searching for new writers and photographers to join their official staff.

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Established: University of Michigan (1912)
St. John's University-Staten Island Chapter: Gamma Pi Chapter (2009)
Service Channel: Colonies, Chapters, Alumnae Associations and Alumnae Clubs throughout the United States
Motto: “Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”
Values: Justice, Wisdom, Loyalty, Faith, Truth, Honor
Sorority Flower: The white rose
Sorority Mascot: The penguin
Sorority Colors: Silver, Gold and Sapphire Blue
Nicknames: Theta Phi

President: Karen Gillick
Chapter Email: [email protected]
Website:www.thetaphialpha.org

The founding of Theta Phi Alpha is a story of a group of young friends, not unlike the members of today. They were faced with a myriad of challenges and issues on their campus. By joining together, they provided support and friendship to one another, to meet the challenges that they faced and to create an organization that would enable future generations to share that sisterhood. We recognize the contributions of the sisters who have gone before us and acknowledge that, without them, our experience today would be very different.

In 1912, a small, local Fraternity of Catholic women at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, was struggling. The organization had originally been formed by Father Edward D. Kelly in 1909, when he was pastor of the student chapel at the University. He believed that there should be some kind of home life provided for the young Catholic women who attended the University and he realized that a sorority offered such society, friendship, and atmosphere. Several women students were originally very interested in joining, partly because Catholics were not always welcome in the other Greek-letter sororities on campus. By founding this new sorority, Catholic women had sorority life opened to them. Unfortunately, however, by the late spring of 1912 membership in Omega Upsilon was low and the treasury was unable to support the activities of the group.

By this time, Father Kelly had become Bishop of Grand Rapids, but he retained his dream of an organization which, in ritual and in practice, would help shape the lives of young college women. He enlisted the aid of Amelia McSweeney, an 1898 graduate of the University of Michigan and a woman prominent in educational and civic life in Detroit. She and several alumnae of Omega Upsilon felt that a fraternity for Catholic women was a pressing need and believed that many of the problems of Omega Upsilon were perhaps a result of the operations of the chapter being left completely in the hands of undergraduate members. The alumnae felt that, with their guidance in matters such as finances and housing, a new organization for Catholic women would be quite successful.

Throughout the summer of 1912, Amelia McSweeney, seven other alumnae, and two undergraduate women worked tirelessly, meeting at the home of Dorothy and Katrina Caughey, to prepare the plans for the new organization. May C. Ryan contributed the name, motto, and original coat of arms, and the membership selected the Fraternity's flower, jewels, and colors.

Two undergraduate members of Omega Upsilon became members of Theta Phi Alpha. They were Eva Stroh, a sophomore, and Otilia Leuchtweis, a senior, who became Theta Phi Alpha's first Chapter President. Plans for the coming school year were completed on August 30, 1912, and Theta Phi Alpha began operation on the campus of the University of Michigan.

Otilia and Eva, the undergraduate members, proved an enthusiastic team. During the first week, they pledged Kathlyn Holmes, Theta Phi Alpha's first pledge sister, and Marie Sullivan. With the aid of the alumnae, they held their first initiation on November 16, 1912.

Mission Statement
The mission of Theta Phi Alpha is to create close comradeship, to advance educational, social and philanthropic interests and leadership training; to encourage spiritual development and adherence to the highest moral standards; and to promote lifelong bonds of friendship.

Service
Key to the mission of Theta Phi Alpha is our emphasis upon Education and philanthropy.

The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation, Inc. manages the Fraternity's educational and philanthropic aims. Although originally founded in 1959 with the express intent of providing educational advantages and opportunities through scholarships, incentives and awards and to carry out the Fraternity's activities in the field of charity, the Foundation has broadened its scope to include supporting all of the Fraternity's educational and charitable goals.

The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation subsidizes educational programming at conventions and conferences, awards scholarships to collegians and alumnae, provides fellowships to leadership training, and raises funds to continue those efforts. Foundation Scholarships are awarded to sisters who qualify based on scholastic record, financial need and service to the Fraternity.

Through the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation, Inc., Theta Phi Alpha supports two national philanthropic causes: Glenmary Home Missioners and The House Theta Phi Alpha Built.

Glenmary Home Missioners
Glenmary's work in depressed rural areas of the United States, primarily in the Appalachian states, leads them to distribute food, clothing and books to needy persons, assist in providing medical care, job training and tutoring, and provide a spiritual home to those who desire it. To find information on volunteer opportunities or to learn more, please visit their website.

The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built
The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built was established in 1993. The common goal through The House is to improve the plight of the homeless in any way. The chapter can seek to provide assistance to shelters, home building organizations or neighborhood revitalization projects, to name just a few. This goal permits all Theta Phi Alphas develop projects that serve specific needs within their own communities, while remaining united in our aim and purpose.

In addition to support of our national philanthropies, the Gamma Pi Chapter at St. John’s University participates in a number of projects throughout the year, which include:

Service Day
Midnight Run
American Heart Association
Breast Cancer Walk
St. Jude’s Up ‘Til Dawn
Memory Walk
Recent Awards

Recognized at Theta Phi Alpha Leadership Conference 2009 for Outstanding Chapter GPA
Recognized at Theta Phi Alpha Leadership Conference 2009 for Outstanding Pledge Sister Retention
Members of our Chapter have been inducted into the Order of Omega
Members of our Chapter have been named to Dean’s List
Members of our Chapter have been named to Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

This club’s sole purpose is to bring students together in song and dance! Celebrate the different genres and harmonize together!

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