Greeks Doing Good
Alpha Chi Omega sponsored the "Luminary Project." This project focused on domestic violence awareness. Luminaries were sold to fraternity and sorority houses and displayed lighted around the Hill/campus at a designated time. A speaker was co-sponsored with Sigma Chi, in conjunction with the Luminary event, that evening to discuss domestic violence awareness.
Sigma Chi and Alpha Omicron Pi sponsored the second annual see-saw marathon to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network and juvenile arthritis research.
Phi Gamma Delta sponsored a golf tournament to raise money for the Red Cross. Sixteen Greek houses participated (13 fraternities and three sororities). The groups (about 70 golfers in total) raised $1,200.
Theta Chi, Phi Sigma Kappa and Alpha Gamma Delta participated in South Mountain Middle School's first Sports and Family Night which provided games, computer access and important health and safety services for local parents and their children.
Sigma Phi Epsilon hosted the 15th annual Good Scholar Election in November.
Delta Phi and Alpha Phi recently held a walk-a-thon for breast cancer awareness and raised $2,000. Proceeded went to the American Cancer Society.
Chi Omega was highlighted in a recent Bethlehem Express Times article about their Make-a-Wish child, Emma, and their philanthropic efforts to send her to Disney World. So far, they have raised about $2,000 through their raffle and Breakfast at Midnight event.
Psi Upsilon is holding a raffle to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, and the brothers were active participants in Lehigh's annual Spooktacular event for Bethlehem children.
Lambda Chi Alpha collected over 6,400 pounds of food in their food drive.
"In the course of assessing the condition of common spaces in all of Lehigh's fraternity houses over the past two months, I could not help but be impressed by the efforts of the men of both Sigma Phi Epsilon and Sigma Alpha Mu. During the time I spent in these two houses, the brothers took an active role in the review of their spaces and were clearly interested in making their houses better places. The conditions in both of these houses were excellent and set fine examples of what can be achieved by fraternity men."
~ Gary Falasca, director of Facilities Services
This article appeared in the December 2004 Young Alumni Newsletter
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004