Betta Kappa Psi and Nu Theta Chi hosts its first of many Speed Dating events at Kean University

By Jasmine Leach

Betta Kappa Psi and Nu Theta Chi hosts its first of many Speed Dating events at Kean University.

Betta Kappa Psi fraternity and sorority Nu Theta Chi hosted its first full house pre-Valentine’s Day Speed Dating event at Kean University.

On Mon. Feb. 10, Betta Kappa Psi and Nu Theta Chi had their first Speed Dating event for Kean University students. The event was located in the University Center Greek Lounge and the event was from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Betta Kappa Psi and Nu Theta Chi wanted to do something fresh and fun for its school this year. They wanted to do something that would attract many students, and this event definitely lived up to their expectations.

Kean University student and Betta Kappa Psi Co-Chair brother, Gerard Smithwrick, explained what inspired them to create this event this year. He also provided information about the students that attended the event as well.

“Kean has never had a speed dating event on campus, so we wanted to do something new and something that the students would respond positively to and something we can do annually. It was for Valentine’s Day,” Said Smithwrick. “Every kind of student you can think of. Students from different nationalities, ethnicities, commuters and residents and sexual preferences.”

In addition to these students, there were also quite a few sorority and fraternity groups present as well. Kean University student, plus Betta Kappa Psi brother and treasurer, Paul Agui, explained information about the Greeks that attended the event.

“Overall [there] [were] about six organizations that came out three fraternities and three sororities. Nu Delta Pi, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Chi Upsilon Sigma, Lamda Theta Alpha, Beta Kappa Sigma…,” said Agui.

The Speed Dating event included about thirty males and thirty female students. A majority of the students were single, some were solely there to show support to the Greeks, and the others were there just to network and have some time away from their school work.

Each male and female had a minute and thirty seconds to form a conversation, which was typically followed up by general questions. These questions included topics revolving around sports, interests, hobbies, education, characteristics that you look for in a partner, or for people that were already dating, questions regarding the duration of the relationship, and where you met your boyfriend or girlfriend.

The event included a lot of socializing outside of the short amount of time that each person had with each other. Agui and Smithwrick agreed that was the one of the best parts about having this type of event.

If you missed out on the Speed Dating and would still like to meet the Greek members, there will be many other opportunities to do so. The Greeks have quite a few events in store for this semester and if would like to find more information about them feel free to go to Cougar Link, click on one of the Greek organizations to check out their events calendar.


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