IFC Exec at Basecamp 2019

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Regardless of whether you are a parent, incoming student, or current student on campus I would personally like to welcome you to the Lehigh Greek Community. My name is Vin Albanese and I am the Interfraternity Council President for the 2019-2020 academic year. Lehigh University is proud to have one of the strongest Greek Communities in the nation and the 13 IFC chapters here at Lehigh certainly live up to that expectation.

Greek life is often portrayed negatively in the media today. However, there are so many positives that simply do not make the news. The fraternity men at Lehigh, are intelligent, driven and passionate members of the Lehigh family. Members are encouraged by their chapters to branch out and be involved in other campus groups. We are proud to have orientations leaders, peer health advisors, Brown and White writers and editors, and acapella singers just to name a few.

Our fraternities are wonderful groups that help develop young men, and this is not done alone. In Lehigh’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs we have an amazing new staff. They are bringing fresh energy and perspectives on Greek life and are already making a difference here on campus. Chapters have both alumni and faculty advisors as well. The connection to faculty and alumni is invaluable for our men, as advisors utilize years of experience to provide guidance. With the help and guidance of our advisors and Lehigh resources, men are pushed to be the very best version of themselves. We hold each other to high academic and moral standards, and introduce each other to new ideas, majors, clubs, career paths and people. Fraternities truly do become a family, and a home. They are phenomenal support systems.

Joining a Greek organization can be one of the biggest and most influential decisions you’ll make in your Lehigh experience. I encourage you to research, ask questions, and truly determine if going Greek is the best decision for you. It is also crucial that you find the right organization to join. Please feel free to reach out to me personally (vra220@lehigh.edu), my executive board, or to anyone in Lehigh’s OFSA regarding any questions you may have. We’d be more than happy to answer them and we look forward to talking with you.

Welcome to Lehigh and welcome to our Greek community!  

Sincerely,

Vin Albanese

Lehigh University Interfraternity Council President