Campus Life

Student organizations give back year-round

Students take Oglethorpe’ s mantra “make a difference” to heart. With the successful campus-wide Philanthropy Week wrapped up, student organizations are continuing their own fundraising efforts throughout the year. Here’s just a sample:

Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, annually packs boxes for Operation Christmas Child using collected toys and gifts to donate to underprivileged children. This year STAT assembled and stuffed 48 boxes, with leftover donations too large to fit into boxes sent to local charities.

The Alpha Phi Alpha together with the Center for Civic Engagement tutored young students at Parklane Elementary School during October Service Saturday. The CCE also gathered students to volunteer at the Atlanta Community Food Bank late last month.

Volunteering and philanthropy are a big part of Greek Life at Oglethorpe. Sigma Sigma Sigma held “Cheesin’ for Children” at the beginning of November, an event that sold numerous cheesy dishes to raise money for March of Dimes. This event raised over $550.

Alpha Sigma Tau hosted its annual “BreakfAST Club,” with a Halloween twist, to benefit Wellspring Living. They raised over $443 by giving out pancakes, waffles, and other spooky breakfast favorites.

Chi Omega hosted its fall event “The Chili Cook-Off” for Make-A-Wish, raising $1200. This year, a chili-making contest entry fee and selling Make-a-Wish bracelets, as well as the usual chili-selling profits, helped to raise funds.

Social fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, held a dodgeball tournament with a $30 buy-in, all proceeds going to Children’s Miracle Network.

On the horizon, Alpha Sigma Tau is hosting a Dress for Success event in early December, collecting professional attire to help economically empower women in the workplace.

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