Fraternity and Sorority Life supports philanthropy

The topic of my slideshow is to show members of the University of Denver community that Fraternity and Sorority life is about much more than partying. This slideshow is connected to my issue story because it shows fraternities and sororities supporting each other as well as defying the stereotype that all FSL does is party.
The slideshow is comprised of photos of various members of FSL participating in Delta Zeta’s most recent philanthropy event, Big Man on Campus. It also shows how faternities and sororities advertise their philanthropy events through different means.

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Fraternity and Sorority Life at DU work to defy stereotypes


Chalk art promoting a Delta Zeta philanthropy event.

Fraternities and Sororities across the nation are often portrayed in media as partiers. There are incidents that support this stereotype, this is not always the case and members of Fraternity and Sorority life across the country work hard to change this stereotype.

At the University of Denver there are many different fraternities and sororities on campus. There are seven Interfraternity Council Chapters, seven Panhellenic Association Chapters, five Multicultural Greek Council Chapters, and three National Pan-Hellenic Council Chapters.

Each of these 22 chapters has a philanthropy that they support through fundraising events. Sigma Chi’s philanthropy is Huntsman Cancer Institute, Delta Zeta supports The Starkey Hearing Foundation, and Delta Delta Delta supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, just to name a few.

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College seen through the eyes of philanthropy

Rarely ever does one see the positives contributions to society from the greek community spread across the news. Greek Organizations across the country have been able to fundraise millions of dollars for their specific philanthropies. Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma Chi and Chi Omega at the University of Denver have been able to raise thousands of dollars for organizations that are meaningful to their chapters. Continue reading

University of Denver sorority holds karaoke night for philanthropy

On Tuesday February 26th, the women of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority held their annual karaoke contest “Gamma Phi Oke”. Gamma Phi Oke is the sorority’s most important fundraiser.

This contest was open to any individual or student who wanted to perform at this karaoke night for a night of laughs, talent, and philanthropy. The purpose of the event is to raise money for Gamma Phi’s philanthropy of choice; this year was Girl’s Inc. of Metro Denver.

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