Happy birthday: Hofstra’s Alpha Theta Beta turns 75

Hofstra's longest tenured sorority, Alpha Theta Beta, celebrated its 75th birthday

Hofstra Univeristy in Hempstead is home to a number of Greek organizations. However, one thing that makes Hofstra unique is the local Greek organizations that have created long-lasting roots at the university.

Alpha Theta Beta, a sorority at Hofstra, recently celebrated its 75th birthday, a year after Hofstra celebrated its own 75th birthday, showing how closely both have grown together.

Hofstra's longest tenured sorority, Alpha Theta Beta, celebrated its 75th birthday

Hofstra’s longest tenured sorority, Alpha Theta Beta, celebrated its 75th birthday

Alpha Theta Beta was the first Greek organization formed at Hofstra. It started many events and groups on campus, including homecoming floats and The Hofstra Chronicle.

Earlier this month, the sorority hosted a weekend-long birthday bash with hundreds of alumni to celebrate the milestone. Events included a sisters’ night at the University Club, a gala, a Sunday brunch and a cake-cutting ceremony in the Student Center led by Hofstra’s President Stuart Rabinowitz.

President Stuart Rabinowitz said he is thankful for all that the Greek organizations, like Alpha Theta Beta, have done for the school, from community service to fostering a strong community at Hofstra.

The sisters and alumni of Alpha Theta Beta are looking forward to their 100th birthday celebration.