Wesleyan Greeks total 5,000 hours to service
BUCKHANNON — West Virginia Wesleyan College’s fraternities and sororities compiled over 5,000 hours of community service during the fall semester.
The school’s four sororities: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, and Zeta Tau Alpha and five fraternities — Alpha Sigma Phi, Chi Phi, Kappa Alpha, Theta Chi, and Theta Xi — participated in more than 80 projects.
The projects included food drives, community dinners, book collections, blood drives, bone marrow registries and children’s festivals, fund raising efforts for the Ronald McDonald House and the Parish House, and volunteering at local animal shelters. In addition, members also assisted incoming students on Move-In Day and coordinated educational programs on drug addiction awareness, breast cancer, and sexual assault survival.
Wesleyan’s Greek organizations also participated in more than 20 educational programs during the fall semester such as gender equality, poverty simulation, event management, mental health and alcohol safety.
“The volume and range of service and education projects completed by fraternities and sororities is one of the great attributes of Wesleyan’s Greek program,” said John Bohman, director of Greek Life. “Our members are genuinely committed to helping others not only on campus, but in the region. An additional benefit is the life-long leadership skill development they gain through all of these projects.”