Community Service Initiatives


Day of Caring

The Valparaiso University Day of Caring event takes places every fall, and all sororities participate annually. Day of Caring is a serve plunge experience for 500+ students at the University.

 

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Valparaiso University is home to the annual Lutheran Basketball Association of America Tournament each spring. Members of the fraternity and sorority community volunteer to work the concessions for the entire tournament as a community service opportunity.

 

Fraternity and Sorority Spring Service Trip

Valparaiso University has a robust Spring Service Trip Program, and in 2015 the fraternity and sorority community partnered with the University to host the inaugural Fraternity and Sorority Spring Service Trip. The inaugural trip was to Memphis, Tennessee where 18 students spend their spring break participating in service events while also having the opportunity to visit the three fraternity and sorority headquarters in Memphis.

In 2016, 24 students participated in the 2nd Annual Fraternity and Sorority Spring Service Trip that went to Washington D.C. The students completed service at DC Central Kitchen for two days and with the Central Area Food Bank.

In 2017, 18 students participated in the 3rd Annual Fraternity and Sorority Spring Service Trip that traveled to Nashville, Tennessee. The students completed service at multiple non-profit agencies in the area and completed more than 700 hours of service in total!

In 2018, 18 students participated in the 4th Annual Fraternity and Sorority Spring Service Trip in Denham Springs, Louisiana. The students were responding to the impact of Hurricane Harvey in the region.

In 2019 18 students participated in the 5th Annual Fraternity and Sorority Spring Service Trip to Panama City, Florida. The students were responding to the impact of Hurricane Michael in the region.


Philanthropy Initiatives

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Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals. We are the only children’s charity committed to having 100% of the funds raised stay local to support local kids.

Since inception, Miracle Network Dance Marathon has raised more than $135 million for kids across North America- ensuring that no child or family fights pediatric illness or injury alone. In 2012, the Dance Marathon movement came to Valpo and was officially adopted as the Official Philanthropy of the Valparaiso University Fraternity and Sorority Community. All chapters are expected to have a Dance Marathon team each year, and to date more than $150,000 has been raised for the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

 

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The world’s largest, most impactful fundraising event to fight cancer is coming to your campus! Sign up today to participate in your school’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. By participating in the Relay For Life movement, you’ll be gaining valuable leadership and community service experience, while supporting the fight against cancer. Thanks to the support of student volunteers at Relay For Life events, the American Cancer Society is helping to save more than 500 lives from cancer every day.

 

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Circle of Sisterhood

The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is a mechanism by which all sorority women can stand together across affiliation, age, color, and creed to make a difference in the lives of millions of girls and women around the world. Collectively, we are one of the largest communities of college-education women in the world while not even seven percent of the world – men and women combined – has college degrees, and two thirds of all illiterate adults are women. Standing together as one community, we will give girls and women an equal chance for rewarding lives and livelihoods through schooling, the learning of a trade, or even a college degree.


Sorority Service and Philanthropy Totals for 2018-2019

 

Alpha Gamma Delta

National Philanthropic Focus: Fighting Hunger

Community Service Hours: NA
Philanthropy Dollars: NA

Campus Program: To Be Determined

 

 

 

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Chi Omega

National Philanthropic Partner: Make a Wish Foundation

Community Service Hours: 2,003
Philanthropy Dollars: $17,790.19

Campus Program: Swishes for Wishes

 

 

 

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Gamma Phi Beta

National Philanthropic Partner: Girls on the Run

Community Service Hours: 1,906
 Philanthropy Dollars: $13,895.69

Campus Program: Moonball

 

 

 

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Kappa Delta

National Philanthropic Partner: Girl Scouts and Prevent Child Abuse
Community Service Hours: 1,486
Philanthropy Dollars: $12,041.36

Campus Program: Kick it for KiDs

 

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Kappa Kappa Gamma

National Philanthropic Partner: Reading is Fundamental

Community Service Hours: 1,898
Philanthropy Dollars: $6,542.1

Campus Program: Kappa Dodgeball

 

 

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Pi Beta Phi

National Philanthropic Partner: Read. Lead. Achieve.
Community Service Hours: 2,638
Philanthropy Dollars: $12,486.71

Campus Program: Mr. PiPhi Pageant

 

 

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Sigma Lambda Gamma

National Philanthropic Partner: Breast Cancer Awareness

Community Service Hours: 63
Philanthropy Dollars: $1,418.06

Campus Program: SLG Penny Wars

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