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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 18, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The Ramapo College Inter-Greek Senate (IGS), which represents 29 fraternities and sororities, is sponsoring a 5K Walk Around Campus on October 23 to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is committed to advancing cures and prevention methods for pediatric diseases through treatment and research.  The work and dedication of St. Jude inspired the members of the IGS to create an event to raise funds for the hospital.

“This is a way for the Greeks at Ramapo College to give back to the community and the mission of this center,” said Jorge L. Ruiz, the 5K Walk Around Campus organizer and President of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

The IGS hopes that its efforts to aid in the fight against childhood diseases will inspire Ramapo students to participate in the walk.

The IGS is a student-run governing body for the fraternity and sorority system.  All registered fraternities and sororities are required to be IGS members and must also abide by the Senate’s policies.  In addition to setting rules for all fraternities and sororities, the IGS organizes workshops, programs, and community service events.

For more information regarding the 5K Walk Around Campus or for more details about the Ramapo College Inter-Greek Senate, please contact IGS External-Vice President and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., President Jorge L. Ruiz via cell phone at 201.920.0089.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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