Fort Hays State University Greek Life gives back in fall 2011

01/30/12 ema

HAYS, Kan. -- Students involved in Greek life at Fort Hays State University raised more than $7,400 for local and national philanthropies and worked more than 1,500 hours of community service in fall 2011.

The FHSU fraternity and sorority community is comprised of two sororities and four fraternities representing 159 university students. Information was self-reported by each chapter president for a report compiled by the Center for Student Involvement.

Altogether, the Greek community performed 1,834 hours of community service during the semester. This means more than 23 hours of service was performed per member.

Individual chapters donated a total of $7,445.29 to various charities or about $50 per member. Organizations receiving donations included Big Brothers Big Sisters; Children's Miracle Network; Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland; Herndon Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic; Options; Run for Regan; Special Olympics; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; the Susan G. Komen Foundation; and United Way of Ellis County.

Eighty-six percent of FHSU fraternity and sorority members are involved in co-curricular or community organizations such as the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, band, English Club, athletics and the Student Government Association along with many others. Twenty-six Greek community members were on the fall 2011 Dean's Honor Roll.

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