Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Meet the New GLC!

Danny Grzesik
Greek Life Coordinator

Ozone Park, NY

Educational Background:
B.A. Criminal Justice, Quinnipiac University
M.Ed. College Student Personnel, Ohio University

Fraternity Affiliation:
Sigma Phi Epsilon

Professional Highlights:
Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI) facilitator
Certified Sigma Phi Epsilon volunteer
Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) volunteer
Past advisor, Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA)
Areas of Interest: Hazing/sexual assault/substance abuse prevention & education initiatives

Why did you decide to pursue a career in fraternity and sorority affairs?
As an undergraduate, I had the unique opportunity to be part of a new brotherhood on campus that pledged to be different. Sigma Phi Epsilon provided me the avenue to become an Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, IFC Vice-President, Admissions Volunteer, and to attend multiple leadership development activities throughout my four years in college. The faculty and staff valued relationships, were very supportive of student leaders, and challenged us not to maintain the status quo. I was fortunate enough to have a Greek advisor who I was able to learn so much from, and she now someone I consider my professional mentor. The Greek experience made me the individual that I am today and I can't imagine myself doing anything else other than working with tomorrow's community leaders.
What do you hope to do during your time at Lehigh University?
I hope to help students connect their undergraduate involvement to their future careers and to help them value their fraternity and sorority experience for years to come.
What has been your impression of the Lehigh Greek Community so far?
The Greek community is full of students that are involved outside their individual organizations. The students value scholarship, participating in intramurals, community service, and philanthropy events, and taking care of each other.
Welcome to Lehigh, Danny!