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Greeks Of The Week: February 18 – 24, 2017

Being Greek comes with a lot of benefits, but also a lot of flack. There are tons of headlines all over the internet about Greeks partying, getting shut down, and wreaking havoc. But more than that, we’re all out here doing a lot of good. Here are some of the most impressive Greeks in the country this week and their stories.

Alpha Sigma Tau, Michigan Technological University

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I do NOT like the cold. At all. So I would probably be a giant fail if I was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau at Michigan Technological University, where the sisters just spent 860 hours over the course of a month building a snow statue for their university’s winter carnival. Their “Grease” themed creation took first place and of course, they filmed a video documenting its build:

Yep, I’m definitely not cut out for that, but great job, ladies!

Phi Delta Theta, Eastern Washington University

One of my favorite things about writing this column is when chapters nominate other chapters to be included. This week, I heard from an Alpha Omicron Pi at Eastern Washington University who wanted the brothers of Phi Delta Theta to be included:

The men of Phi Delta Theta participate in the “iron horse challenge” every year, which is essentially a relay. They run from our university over 170 miles away to the Iron Horse Monument in Vantage. Their event takes place on April 28th and their fundraising goal this year is $50,000 and they are currently at $43,000 which is amazing! All the money they raise goes directly to the ALS Foundation.

I did a little research and I found the guys’ Facebook page, where they are documenting their preparations:

Nice work, gentlemen.

Alpha Chi Omega, The University of Tennessee

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A few weeks ago, Alpha Gamma Delta at Arkansas State University held a prom dress sale to raise money to fight juvenile diabetes. Now, the ladies of Alpha Chi Omega at The University of Tennessee are getting in on the action.

Last weekend, the chapter held “Say Yes to the Prom Dress,” their spring philanthropy to benefit their local YWCA to support victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Much like AGD, AXO raised the funds to donate via “entry fees” for sellers; they ultimately collected close to $1500.00. And can I just say, they looked super cute doing it?

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One of their members wrote to me, “Our philanthropy chair worked so hard on this and I really want her to be able to have the recognition she deserves.” Well-earned, sister.

Videos Of The Week

Sigma Delta Tau, Rutgers University

Gamma Phi Beta, Southern Methodist University

Alpha Pi, Butler University

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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, and documenting her love of all things cheese related. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at JennaLCrowley@gmail.com.

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