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Old 11-13-2003, 12:48 AM
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Positive Greek Story - MTSU Greek Fundraising

Greeks raise money for charities year-round

By Meagan Kirby

A major part of Greek life is fundraising, which goes on all year long and involves the brothers and sisters in issues that affect people nationwide.

The two biggest campus fundraisers that involve all of the fraternities and sororities are the AIDS quilt awareness program, benefits AIDS research, and Up 'Til Dawn, which benefits St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Sorority Chi Omega's main fundraising event is Mr. MTSU. The money raised from this event goes to the Make-A-Wish foundation. This year the sorority raised $4,400. Chi Omega also contributed $1,100 for Up 'Til Dawn.

The Kappa Delta sorority's biggest event is Shamrock, which raises money for Prevent Child Abuse of America. Last year, the event was a golf tournament where sponsors donated money, and took in $5,716. Kappa Delta also holds a bake sale to purchase toys for Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, raising $85 to $100.

Kappa Delta also had a garage sale, which raised approximately $200 to benefit the Womack Lane Day Care and raised $1,250 during Up 'Til Dawn.

Delta Zeta sorority hosted their first annual Turtle Tug this year. The money raised from that event went to different organizations that focus on hearing and speech. They also participate in the AIDS quilt awareness program and Up 'Til Dawn.

Alpha Tau Omega raised $1,500 for a member of the baseball team whose mother had cancer. They raised $2,025 in private concerts that went to St. Jude's Children's Hospital and $1,100 during Up 'Til Dawn.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity holds a date auction to benefit the American Heart Association, and have acquired $1,200 so far. They also hold concerts in Municipal Auditorium to benefit non-profit organizations and have raised $3,000 with these concerts.

Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity's main philanthropy is Hay Daze. The money raised during this event is used for farm safety for kids. This year they raised $5,700 during Hay Daze. They also raised $230 for a local firefighter who died of cancer. Alpha Gamma Rho has also held five other fundraisers and has raised $5,000 with those.
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Old 11-13-2003, 01:01 AM
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Old 11-13-2003, 11:37 AM
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Good, positive article! Thanks for sharing it.

(Amazingly, it sounds very similar to an article that I wrote for our campus newspaper one year -- however, my article was not printed because the anti-Greek editor accused me of being biased. I suppose any Greek news that didn't sound like a hazing-related after school special was "biased" for her.)
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Old 11-13-2003, 11:46 AM
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Old 11-14-2003, 11:11 PM
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YAY for our wonderful MTSU fraternities and sororites

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