This week’s profile is Nathan Greene, one of the founders and current president of McGill’s chapter of the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity! Nathan is a U2 student from Oakville, Ontario double majoring in Anthropology and International Development with a minor in History. Read on to learn more about Nathan!
Tina Arani for Her Campus McGill Team (HC McGill): What responsibilites come with your role as president of Alpha Sigma Phi?
Nathan Greene (NG): As the current president of the Eta Nu chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi, I have a lot of responsibilities. These responsibilities entail a variety of tasks from running weekly chapter meetings to flying across the country for fraternity conferences. The workload can get a bit overwhelming at times but luckily I have a competent board of executives backing me.
HC McGill: What kind of impact do you hope your organization has on its members and the community?
NG: As an organization, we aim to “better the man.” We hope to inspire our members, whether active or new, to leave their comfort zones and persist in the continual pursuit of self-improvement. Our members are encouraged to engage not only with the McGill community, but also the Montreal community by exploring new opportunities for philanthropy and service. As a chapter we aim to hold charity events at least once a month, however we usually exceed this expectation, holding closer to three to four per month.
Nathan (left) photographed with a fellow brother of Alpha Sigma Phi.
HC McGill: What kinds of traits to you look for in a potential new member?
NG: It always varies. I feel that each one of our brothers has a unique quality about them that they bring to make up the identity of our fraternity. If a rushee (for those who don’t much about Greek life, a rushee is someone who is looking to potentially join a Greek organization) gets along with the brothers and exhibits traits that align with the values of our fraternity, then they have a good chance of getting in.
HC McGill: What else are you involved with outside of the fraternity?
NG: Aside from Alpha Sig, I’m involved in a variety of clubs and activities on and off campus. I currenly also serve as the president of a club called MUMOSA (McGill University’s Multiracially Open Students Association) and the Head of Sponsorship for MSTS (McGill Student’s Trading Society). On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I also intern at FWCanada Immigration Law Firm.
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