FHSU Greek life gives back in fall 2012 with $5,600 in funds, 2,000 hours of service
Students involved in Greek life at Fort Hays State University raised
$5,600 for local and national philanthropies and worked more than 2,000
hours of community service in fall 2012.
community's two sororities and five fraternities represent 187
university students. Information was self-reported by each chapter
president for a report compiled by the Center for Student Involvement.
Members of Greek
Life are asked to contribute positively to the larger community, of
which they are a part of through academics, philanthropy, brotherhood
and sisterhood, leadership development, and campus involvement.
Greek community performed 2,100 community service hours during the
semester, an average of more than 11 hours of service per member.
chapters' total of $5,600 to various charities averaged about $30 per
member. Organizations receiving donations included Big Brothers Big
Sisters, Children's Miracle Network, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland,
Herndon Speech and Hearing Clinic, Options, Run for Regan, Special
Olympics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Susan G. Komen
Foundation and United Way of Ellis County.
of fraternity or sorority members are involved in 33 different
co-curricular or community organizations, including the Black Student
Union, Chemistry Club, Christian Challenge, FHSU Athletics, FHSU Band,
Hispanic American Leadership Organization, Order of Omega, Student
Government Association, University Activities Board, Up 'til Dawn and
VIP Student Ambassadors. Thirty-four Greek community members were on the
fall 2012 Deans Honor Roll.
For more information on Greek Life, contact the Center for Student Involvement or visit the Greek Life page at www.fhsu.edu/greek