James Silay

Director, Greek Life Office
Division of Student Affairs

I came to CWRU as a first generation college student hoping to graduate with a degree in biomedical engineering, though I ultimately graduated with a degree in sociology. During my time at CWRU I was involved in a lot of different clubs and organizations including Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Relay For Life, the Residence Hall Association, Order of Omega, Student Turning Point Society, and various others. In addition to these extracurricular activities, I worked on campus as a student intern with Student Activities and Leadership, an orientation leader and executive board member with First-Year Experience and Family Programs, and a resident assistant with Residence Life.

After graduation I attended the University of South Carolina, where I received my M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs in 2016. Before returning to CWRU I worked at the University of Virginia as the Program Coordinator for Student Engagement and then an Assistant Director of Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life at Purdue University.

In my free time I enjoy running, cooking, hanging out with friends, and trying different restaurants and breweries. As a Pittsburgh native, you will find me watching and supporting the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates!!