By Alex Carey
Snail-mail became email, Myspace became Facebook. In that same spirit of innovation, Albion Greek life has created a new online community.
Starting in early April, Albion College Greek life will have a new website. Students can expect the new Albion Greek life website to be up and running soon after Easter weekend. The website will be used to promote Greek life on campus and to feature student opinions and information on upcoming events.
“Not only will the website have a calendar of events, but there will also be a section on the website called ‘What Letters Mean to Me,’ where individuals who are part of different chapters will have mini articles written about them and why they went Greek,” said Mariella Ortiz-Reyes, Troy junior and vice president of communications of Panhellenic council.
The previous site was only used to send out newsletters to sororities and fraternities about upcoming philanthropic and social events. The new website will be more functional, acting more like a social media site to organize Greek life.
“There will be a link on the Albion College website so people outside of the Albion network will have a chance to check it out as well,” Ortiz-Reyes said.
Although the website has been mostly student-run, April Yost, interim assistant director of Greek life, has been involved with the project and is excited to see the new site go live.
“We are hoping that it will serve as a better way to communicate amongst the Greek community, as well as an avenue for new ideas, recognition and celebration,” Yost said.
Ortiz-Reyes and others involved with the project are spreading the word to the Greek community about the new website.
“I’m super excited to see the new website,” said Maggie-Mae White, South Lyon sophomore and member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.