WSU's fraternities and sororities are committed to giving back
to the Pullman community. Greeks at WSU engage in more community
service hours per academic year than any other organization on
campus. In one year, Greeks raised over $75,000 for various
charitable organizations this year, including $21,000 for St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital. Individual chapters sponsor athletic
events and other competitions to raise money, and the Greek
community comes together to provide service through programs like
the Adopt-a-Block clean up, Cougar Pride Days and American Red
Cross blood drives.
Being a part of the fraternity and sororitycommunity at WSU is
an extraordinary experience when it comes to giving back to the
community. WSU's Greeks are dedicated to giving back to the
community that has given them so much.
Many individual chapters take part in their own community
service projects. These projects include food drives, putting up
Christmas lights for the city of Pullman, Adopt A-Highway, and The
Children's Carnival at Jefferson Elementary. Individual chapters
are always contributing to the Pullman community. The 13
Panhellenic sororities contributed over 8,750 hours of community
service in the spring semester alone. Service to the community in
which you live is a fulfilling aspect of being Greek.
Community service is not the only way that WSU Greeks give back.
Every individual chapter raises money for various charitable
organizations, and has their own way of doing so. Some recent
philanthropic events include:
- TheRun Against Hunger, where Kappa Sigma runs the Apple Cup
game ball across the State of Washington
- Gamma Alpha Omega hosts an annual food drive, "Trick-or-Treat
So Others Can Eat," in October to collect supplies for thePullman
- Kappa Alpha Theta raised over $10,000 for the sale of their Men
of WSU calendar which benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates
- Alpha Gamma Rho holds an annual event, "Barn Daze," to raise
money for the Wishing Star Foundation, which is highlighted by the
sorority flag football tournament
- Alpha Phi Alpha hosted a community forum on Martin Luther King
Jr. in partnership with the Black Student Union to raise awareness
about thehistory of civil rights.
- Kappa Kappa Gamma's benefit dinner for Osteosarcoma which
raises thousands of dollars for the cause.
- Lambda Chi Alpha helps host a benefit dinner for the Whitman
County Humane Society which raises thousands of dollars for the
- Pi Kappa Alpha raised over $10,000 for Relay for Life.
Every fraternity and sorority chapter hosts events like the
above to raise money for different charitable organizations. Being
a part of the fraternity and sorority community allows students to
combine resources and give large, meaningful donations to these
charities, while making it an enjoyable experience to give back.
There is no better feeling than helping those in need, and by being
part of the fraternity and sorority community you have that
opportunity every day.