Alex Steff

Phalanx Honor Society Member

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2019

About Me
As a student at Rensselaer, one of the first things I joined was Greek Life. After joining Sigma Chi, I went on to serve as Recruitment Chairman for a year. During this term, my fraternity had the most new members and the highest ratio of accepted bids to bids extended of the entire Greek community. I followed this with a year as Brotherhood Chairman, a position on the executive committee for my house. The summer after my freshman year, I became a student orientation advisor for the incoming freshmen, working in the office of the First Year Experience. It was through this position that I learned about the Red & White student organization through meeting the faculty advisor and some of its members. I joined this organization the first semester of my sophomore year and have been heavily active since. Red & White’s main job is to be the ambassadors of Rensselaer to the alumni and community with its biggest project being RPI’s Reunion and Homecoming.

At the end of my sophomore year, I became more active in the Greek community. I served a year on the InterFraternity Council Executive Board as the Vice President for Philanthropy. In this position I primarily served as a voting member of the council, but in my specific position, I ran a few philanthropic events for both the Greek community as well as the Rensselaer community. Another large role of mine was to communicate the philanthropic and community service events of Greek organizations to improve the visibility of these events in hopes that more students showed up. It was in this position that I had the most impact on the Greek community and improved it the most.