Two new clubs were approved by Student Government and the decision on a third was tabled at the general body meeting on Wednesday, April 2.
Russian Club and Kappa Pi, an art honor society and fraternity, were unanimously approved by the Governmental Affairs Committee.
Phi Delta Epsilon, a medical fraternity, was tabled until SG could learn more about the processes in which a fraternity goes through to become a legitimate chapter of an organization.
“Russian club aims to enhance conversational skills in Russian and to highlight Russian culture,” Senator of Humanities and Social Sciences Jessica Glynn said.
A typical meeting of the club would ideally be set in a laid-back environment, with cultural food and activities to accompany the events.
“The student who presented to General Assembly was so incredibly passionate about this club,” vice president of Governmental Affairs Alex Brown said. “I’ve never seen anyone that passionate about Russian in my entire life.”
The second club to be approved, Kappa Pi, serves as an honorary art fraternity as well as an art honor society.
“Any art student with a 3.6 GPA will be notified by the board of their induction as an honorary member,” Glynn explained, but any student can join as a general member.
Glynn added that General Assembly has faith in the sustainability of Kappa Pi.
The decision on Phi Delta Epsilon, however, was tabled because the Inter-Greek Council lacked the necessary knowledge about the organization.
“We wanted to check with Dave Conner (assistant director for Fraternity and Sorority Programs) and Inter-Greek Council before we fully approve them,” Glynn said.
PhiDE is an international medical fraternity that currently has chapters in every state, including chapters at Rutgers and Rowan.
Some of the fraternity’s philanthropies include combating child abuse and illiteracy.
If approved, the chapter at the College plans to collaborate with the chapters at Rutgers and Rowan to expand events and reach out to more students.