Temple Greek life organizations like Pi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Rho and Alpha Epsilon Phi hosted a voter registration drive at the Bell Tower on Thursday.
Jamie Gustas, the campus involvement chair for AEPhi and the event’s organizer, said 75 people registered at the event, which was run by members of all four Greek life councils that have member chapters at the university –– the National Multicultural Greek Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the National Panhellenic Conference and the Interfraternity Conference.
Gustas said Emma González, a Parkland shooting survivor, inspired her to organize the event.
“She tweeted that she would love to see the Greek community at different universities come together and promote social forwarding as a whole,” Gustas said. “So we thought we should take on the initiative of hosting a voter registration drive in order to promote voter registration on college campuses for this certain population and really coming together as a community.”
“Voting enables us to be able to be part of change that we wish to see.”
This is the first time Temple Greek life has hosted a voter registration drive. Gustas said she chose to focus on voting in order to make change on campus.