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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. 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.

Meetings

Monday at 5 p.m.
Robert V. LaPenta Student Union, 2nd Floor
McGrath Room B

Office Location

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


Pillars of Excellence

Read more about our 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

Point System and Forms

See links below to read more about our forms and point system.
  1. Fall 2013 Point System
  2. CGG Point System Form
  3. Initiation form

Values

Greek Unity and New Member Education

Philanthropy

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 and funding to support Autism Spectrum Disorders

Community Services

Autism Walk, Make a Difference Week, Thanksgiving Food Drive, IonaTHON, Relay for Life, Community Clean Up, and Hospitality Dinners.

Sponsored Events

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

Contact Information

Theresa Iannaccone or Larisa Bruno


Council for Greek Governance Executive Board

President Theresa Iannaccone
Theresa Iannaccone is a senior at Iona College from East Haven, Conn. She is majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics, and works as a Financial Planning Co-op at IBM. Theresa has been an active member of Psi Kappa Theta Sorority since the spring of 2014. Last year, she held the position of Sergeant at Arms for the Council for Greek Governance, while also working as the Freshman Outreach Chair for the Edmund Rice Society. She is enthused to continue her mission for Greek unity and expansion as the 2016-2017 President of CGG. Theresa hopes to continue to promote Greek life on campus, while also managing and planning successful events throughout the year.

Vice President Larisa Bruno
Larisa Bruno is a senior and is majoring in Mass Communication with a focus in Public Relations. She is from St. James, N.Y., and a sister of Gamma Lambda Rho sorority since the spring of 2014. Last year, Larisa held the position as Female Recruitment Chair. Currently she serves as the 2016-2017 Vice President. Larisa hopes to bring a more positive presence of Greek Life on campus and help students learn all that Greek Life has to offer. 

Vice President of Communications Ariana Perez
Ariana Celine Perez is a senior at Iona College and is majoring in Mass Communication with a concentration in Journalism. She is from Bronx, N.Y., and has been a sister of Delta Theta Beta Sorority since the fall of 2014. She holds the position of Vice President of Communications on the Council for Greek Governance Eboard. Her goal is to spread awareness of the importance of Greek unity between all fraternities and sororities on campus. 

Sergeant of Arms Dana Caldararo
Dana Caldararo is a junior studying Early Childhood Education with a concentration in English. She is from Eastchester, N.Y. Dana joined Delta Theta Beta Sorority in the fall of 2015 and has now been elected as Sergeant at Arms for the Council of Greek Governance for the 2016-2017 year. Her goal for this year is to keep Greeks united on campus and to keep up the spirit at all Greek events and of all members. 

Male Recruitment Chair – D’Andre Holman
D'Andre Holman, also known as "Dre” is a senior at Iona College. He is a Mass Communication major, concentrating in Public Relations. Last year, he held the position of Recruitment Chair of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity at the Iota Omicron Chapter in Iona College, and this year he holds the position of Male Recruitment Chair for CGG. He is looking to make a big change when it comes to recruiting not only more Greek members for CGG as a whole, but also the right members.

Female Recruitment Chair – Caity Hall
Caity Hall is a junior majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Psychology. She is from Astoria, Queens, and has been apart of Psi Kappa Theta Sorority since the fall of 2015. Her main goal is to expand Greek life on campus and exemplify how choosing a Greek organization can be both life changing and beneficial.

Service & Risk Management Chair Ivelisse Jalil
Ivelisse Jalil is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is from Bronx, N.Y. Ivelisse is currently the Service & Risk Management Chair for CGG while also the Sergeant at Arms for Phi Gamma Chi sorority. She hopes to bring Greek unity amongst all the Greek organization's on campus and make sure that her services are available for anyone who may need help or need to talk about something bothering them.

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