Council for Greek Governance

The Council for Greek Governances (CGG) mission is to serve as a governing body to the Iona Fraternity and Sorority community and its primary responsibilities are to establish and enforce policies and adjunction of disciplinary infractions relating to Greek-letter organizations. It serves as an advisory capacity to the Office of Student Development, Student Government Association, and the Administration of Iona College. CGG acts as a medium for the exchange of information and experience for the improvement of the social Greek system and the Fraternity and Sorority life at Iona. CGG also exists to provide leadership and guidance to the Fraternity and Sorority community by conducting or promoting educational, philanthropic programming, and by recognizing new Greek-letter organizations.

The Council for Greek Governance is comprised of the officially recognized Social Greek Letter organizations at Iona College. The goal of the Council is to improve the quality of student life and to contribute to the general well-being of the campus. This organization sponsors numerous campus events and fund raising activities.

Monday at 5:00 pm
Robert V. LaPenta Student Union, 2nd Floor
McGrath Room B

Contact Information:
Magalie Makhraz or Kristen Abraham

Office Location:
Robert V. LaPenta Student Union,
Ground Floor, Student Office 2

Advisor: Jason Gloe

Pillars of Excellence:

  1. Academic Excellence
  2. Social Development
  3. Membership Development
  4. Community Engagement
  5. Chapter Management
  6. Brotherhood/Sisterhood
  7. Excellence in Leadership
Click here to read more about our Pillars

Point System and Forms:

Click below to read more about our forms and point system.
  1. Point System
  2. CGG Point System Form
  3. Initiation form


Greek Unity and Proper New Member Education


The Council for Greek Governance’s philanthropy is Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest Autism science and advocacy organization. The CGG executive board hopes to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Community Services:

Autism Walk, Make a Difference Week, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Community Clean Up, Hospitality Dinners.

Sponsored Events:

Casino Night, Meet the Greeks, Fall Recruitment, Spring Recruitment, and Greek Week.

View the Brochure for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Council for Greek Governance Executive Board

Magalie Makhraz, President
Magalie Makhraz is a senior at Iona College and is majoring in Marketing, at the Hagan Business School. She is from Beirut, Lebanon and has been a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma since the Fall of 2012. During the scholastic year of 2013-2014 she served as the Service and Risk Management Chair on the Council for Greek Governance Eboard. This year 2014-2015 she is the President of CGG. Her vision for this year is to have Greek Unity, awesome events on and off-campus that hold all the values and roles of Greeks at Iona.

Kristen Abraham, Vice President
Kristen Abraham is a senior at Iona College and is majoring in Speech Communications.  She is from Yonkers, New York and is a sister of Delta Theta Beta Sorority.  This past year she served as the Female Recruitment Chair for the Council for Greek Governance. This year she returns to the Greek Council as Vice President of the 2014-2015 CGG executive board. Her goal is to continue to expand and improve Greek life as a whole, increase event attendance, as well as unite all Greeks on campus.

Roger Rojas, Vice President of Communications
Roger Rojas is a junior at Iona College and is majoring in management. He is from Miami and has been a brother of Pi Kappa Phi since Fall 2013 and he holds the position of Vice President of Communications on the Council for Greek Governance Eboard. His goal is to bring Greek unity on campus for fraternities and sororities and try his best to assist CGG with his time during this position.

MaryKate Ryan , Sergeant of Arms
MaryKate Ryan is a senior at Iona College and is majoring in Speech Language Pathology.  She is from Cranford, New Jersey and has been a proud sister of Gamma Lambda Rho since Spring 2012. She is involved in the Speech and Hearing Club and Edmund Rice Society.  She currently holds the position of Sergeant of Arms for the 2014-2015 Council for Greek Governance and foresees a great year for Greek Life as a whole!

Tayler Thorpe , Male Recruitment Chair
Tayler Thorpe is a junior at Iona College and majoring in Political Science. He from Hamden, CT and have been a brother of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Iota Omicron Chapter since fall 2013. He is also a member of the Edmund Rice Society. Tayler is currently the 2014-2015 Male Recruitment Chair for the Council of Greek Governance and I am hoping to bring a bigger and better Greek presence to Iona’s campus.

Nicole Avitabile , Female Recruitment Chair
Nicole Avitabile is a junior at Iona College and is majoring in Management. She is from Long Island, New York and is a sister of Psi Kappa Theta Sorority. Nicole is currently the Female Recruitment Chair of the Council of Greek Governance. She looks forward to helping guide other students to make one of the best decisions of their college career. Nicole hopes to help expand Greek Life on campus and reach its full potential.

Ashley Knight, Service & Risk Management Chair
Ashley Knight is a junior at Iona College and is double majoring in Sociology and Political Science. She is from New York City and has been a sister of Phi Gamma Chi Sorority since Spring 2013. Ashley is also a member of Iona’s yearbook club ICANN. She currently holds the 2014-2015 position for Service and Risk Management Chair for Council of Greek Governance.