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  • Forever Friends 
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  • John Dewey Education Society 
  • Marketing Club 
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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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The purpose of this organization is to discuss and share ideas about financial markets and other investments.  Students are encouraged to share their opinions and make arguments supporting their rationale.

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 Communication Arts Club (CAC) has been established to inform all students of the career opportunities available in the area of communications and provide students with networking opportunities with professionals in the field. The CAC strives to develop a friendly atmosphere within the St. John’s community and to connect the student body through common interests in television, film, media, and overall entertainment.
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Instagram: @commartsclub.sju

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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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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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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Founded: January 22, 1917, at Marquette University
Philanthropy: Special Olympics
Motto: Character, Culture, Courage
Mascot: "Germaine" the Lion
Flower: Forget-me-not
Sorority Colors: Sapphire Blue and Old Gold

Mission Statement:
Kappa Beta Gamma is an organization in which the sisters are dedicated to improving their members socially, morally, and intellectually. As friends, we are committed to bettering our schools and communities by offering leadership opportunities during and beyond our college days.

Our goal is to encourage culture and high scholarship, assist in the building of character, promote college loyalties, perpetuate friendship, develop and encourage social ties, and develop true sisterhood within the membership.

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Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Here at St. John’s University, we are the Alpha Beta Gamma Chapter. For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million!

Using a variety of programs, services, and resources, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers. Kappa Delta Pi advances quality education by inspiring teachers to prepare all learners for future challenges.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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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The Multicultural Student Organization strives to have a more inclusive university by providing a place where everyone is welcome to share their culture with each other and learn about other cultures as well. We hope to educate different values and lifestyles, in hopes of removing negative and ignorant stigmas that people associate certain cultures with.

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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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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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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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

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]

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.

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

Our club's mission consists of the following:

  • To foster a community of students interested in literature and committed to literary and cultural analysis and discussion.
  • To broaden cultural and literary knowledge and compare that of the past to present society.
  • To further spread literary creativity to the Staten Island Campus.

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