January 31, 2023

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Greek Offers Again: Over a dozen philanthropy occasions in October

Guests are scared by Farmhouse fraternity members as they enter the haunted home
hosted to lift cash for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. (Photograph courtesy of Farmhouse fraternity)

Editor’s observe: Within the print model of this text, Maya Corley identify was incorrectly spelled as “Corely.” This error has been mounted for the net model. We apologize to Corley for this error, and any confusion this may occasionally have brought about.

Alpha Gamma Delta: Alpha Gam Offers Again with Cheese and Mac

Alpha Gamma Delta raised cash for his or her philanthropy, Battle In opposition to Starvation, by internet hosting an occasion the place attendees may construct their very own mac and cheese bowls and luxuriate in McAlister’s candy tea, cookies and yard video games, Maya Corley, Alpha Gam’s philanthropy chair and junior in agriculture communications, mentioned.

“I might say it’s at all times actually enjoyable to have lots of people from the neighborhood at our occasions,” Corley mentioned.  

All proceeds raised from the occasion have been donated to Feeding America and Meals on Wheels.

Alpha Omega Epsilon: Soccer and Fetch

The ladies of Alpha Omega Epsilon hosted their fourth annual Soccer and Fetch occasion at Fairmont Canine Park, Ally Molnar, AOE philanthropy chair and senior in biology, mentioned. The occasion challenged six groups to a flag soccer competitors and raised round $130 for the Riley County Humane Society. All donations from the occasion helped purchase blankets and provides for cats and canines nonetheless ready to be adopted or fostered.

“It’s a good technique to get to know different folks on campus no matter whether or not they’re in Greek life or not,” Molnar mentioned. 

Molnar mentioned she encourages anybody in Manhattan to assist Greek life occasions once they can. 

Alpha Xi Delta: Guac and Roll

Lauren Jarvis, sophomore in enterprise, mentioned the Alpha Xi Delta sorority ladies hosted their annual Guac and Roll occasion to lift cash for his or her new philanthropy, The Kindly Hearts Initiative.

The Kindly Hearts Initiative helps assist youngsters and teenagers in foster care or experiencing homelessness.

“It’s a spot the place we offer the issues wanted for households, resembling garments, toiletries, sneakers, socks and underwear,” Jarvis mentioned. 

Members of the neighborhood have been capable of assist their philanthropy on the occasion, the place the ladies created an all-you-can-eat nacho bar.

Alpha Xi Delta members serve nachos to guests at their Guac and Roll occasion benefitting the Kindly Hearts Initiative. (Photograph courtesy of Alpha Xi Delta sorority)

Chi Omega: Pitches for Needs

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The sorority Chi Omega hosted Pitches for Needs, a slow-pitch softball event for fraternity and sorority chapters at Kansas State College, Cami Dalton, the Chi O philanthropy chair and senior in public well being, mentioned.

This was a part of their week-long occasion, Week of Needs, which the sorority placed on to lift cash for the Make-A-Want Basis. 

“We increase cash to grant the needs of youngsters battling important diseases,” Dalton mentioned.

The ladies of Chi O raised $4,842 throughout their Week of Needs. Dalton mentioned they are going to proceed to lift cash via their subsequent philanthropy occasion within the spring known as Wings for Needs. 

Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon: Grilled Cheese with Gphi and SAE

Members of Gamma Phi Beta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon hosted a grilled cheese drive-through with music and video games to lift cash for his or her home’s charities, Clarissa Kiefer, Gphi’s philanthropy chair and senior in advertising and marketing, mentioned.

“You’ll purchase a ticket after which come to the home and we served grilled cheese, cookies, drinks after which everybody may simply hang around after,” Kiefer mentioned. 

Gphi raised $2,359 for Ladies on the Run, a company that encourages ladies to get energetic, acknowledge their internal strengths and create connections in a group setting.

Kiefer mentioned SAE is donating their revenue to the Kids’s Miracle Community, a nonprofit group that raises cash for kids’s hospitals.

Kappa Alpha Theta: WildKat Chase 5K

Jenna Thronton, Kappa Alpha Theta’s philanthropy chair, mentioned the Theta sorority hosted their annual WildKat Chase 5K to lift cash for the Kappa Alpha Theta Basis and Nationwide Courtroom Appointed Particular Advocate/Guardian advert Litem (CASA/GAL) Affiliation.

“That is the longest-running philanthropy at Kansas State,” Thronton mentioned. “Now we have been doing it because the 90s.” 

The theme this yr was to be a hero for the children, neighborhood members and native CASAs dressed up and walked to assist and lift cash for the philanthropy. Theta raised a complete of $6,082 from this occasion.

Pi Beta Phi: Take Self Protection 

Marika Davis, Pi Beta Phi philanthropy chair and senior in mass communications, mentioned Pi Phi sorority hosted their fifth annual Take Self Protection course on the rec, obtainable to all members of the neighborhood.

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“Take Self Protection is a nationwide group began due to a member of our Pi Phi chapter at Kansas State, who handed away 20 years in the past due to an assault,” Davis mentioned. 

Yearly the sorority celebrates the anniversary of their sister Ali Kemp’s passing to honor her life and educate neighborhood members on self-defense. They raised $2,314, and all proceeds went to the Ali Kemp basis. 

Sigma Kappa: Stroll to Finish Alzheimer’s

Sigma Kappa sorority hosted its annual Stroll to Finish Alzheimer’s occasion on Oct. 15 at Metropolis Park, Shea Larson, Sigma Kappa philanthropy chair and senior in administration, mentioned. The ladies of this sorority raised $7,000 that may go to their philanthropy, the Alzheimer’s Affiliation.

“We’re elevating cash to assist fund Alzheimer’s analysis and to discover a treatment,” Larson mentioned.

Throughout the occasion, Sigma Kappa hosted a child’s desk with face portray, pumpkin portray and video games and cheered on contributors as they walked.

Members of Sigma Kappa sorority take part within the Stroll to Finish Alzheimer’s at Metropolis Park
on Nov. 15 to lift cash for analysis to discover a treatment for Alzheimer’s. (Photograph courtesy of Sigma Kappa sorority)

Acacia: Pawsitive Vibes 

Acacia fraternity males placed on a week-long philanthropy occasion known as Pawsitive Vibes to lift cash for the T Russell Reitz Manhattan Animal Shelter, Witt Williams, sophomore in biology mentioned. Sororities at Okay-State additionally take part in occasions to assist increase cash. The occasions included powderpuff soccer, a shoe design competitors, bingo donation boards, photos with Pogo the Acacia home canine and Pupalooza. As a member of Acacia, Williams mentioned he encourages extra folks to come back out to Greek life occasions.

“It’s a good way to satisfy folks, achieve connections, and they’re a number of enjoyable and go in the direction of a very good trigger,” Williams mentioned. 

Acacia raised over $2,300 from their occasion.

Acacia members pose with their home canine,
Pogo, throughout their PAWsitive Vibes occasion to lift cash for the T Russell Reitz Manhattan Animal Shelter. (Photograph courtesy of Acacia fraternity)

Delta Sigma Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma: Delta Sig Diner with Kappa Kappa Gamma.

The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority made pancakes and french toast to lift cash for the Flint Hills Breadbasket, Rece Buckmaster, Delta Sig philanthropy chair and senior in biology, mentioned. 

“We helped to offer underprivileged households with meals, particularly with the vacations coming round,” Buckmaster mentioned. 

The Flint Hills Breadbasket is a Manhattan-based group that serves Riley County Group members who’re meals insecure.

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Delta Sigma Phi and Kappa Kappa Gamma raised over $500 for The Flint Hills Breadbasket. “Kappa have been nice companions on this occasion, they usually helped deliver numerous folks,” Buckmaster mentioned. 

Delta Upsilon and Alpha Xi Delta: Pancake Fest

Delta Upsilon and Alpha Xi Delta teamed up and hosted an all-you-can-eat pancake fest, the place they served pancakes, bacon and sausage and let company sing some songs at their karaoke station, Lauren Jarvis sophomore in enterprise mentioned. They obtained donations from the Milling Science Membership and Hyvee to place this occasion on. They cut up the proceeds between every home’s philanthropy. DU is donating the cash to their worldwide philanthropy, The World Service Initiative. Alpha Xi is donating the cash to The Kindly Hearts Initiative. 

“This was a enjoyable alternative for us to come back collectively and bond over pancakes,” Jarvis mentioned. 

FarmHouse: Fright Night time

The lads of FarmHouse turned their home right into a haunted one to lift cash for his or her philanthropy, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tanner Koch, FarmHouse’s philanthropy chair and junior in structure, mentioned. They adorned their home with Halloween decorations and created a unique theme for every room. Visitors obtained do-it-yourself cookies and sizzling chocolate after strolling via their home. “Each time we placed on a philanthropy, we attempt to make it as participating as doable, and one thing that you realize your cash shall be going in the direction of a very good trigger,” mentioned Koch. FarmHouse raised $3,087. This cash shall be used to assist fund analysis to seek out cures for leukemia and lymphoma

Theta Xi: Scare Maze 

Theta Xi continued their custom of a Halloween scare maze at Britt’s Farm the final two weekends of October to lift cash for the Nationwide A number of Sclerosis Society, Brady Hart, senior in entrepreneurship, mentioned. 

“It’s nice as a result of not solely can we get to lift cash for an amazing charity, however it’s enjoyable to make connections with neighborhood companies and small companies in Manhattan like Britt’s Farm,” Hart mentioned. 

Theta Xi helps two charities, with the autumn semester devoted to a number of sclerosis and the spring semester supporting Habitat for Humanity.