In October, Jennifer Pierce received the 2017 Outstanding Panhellenic Advisor Award from the National Panhellenic Conference. Read more about her award here.
During the month of October, the Multicultural Greek Council had its MGC week. All four organizations had a fun time socializing at Main Event. There was the first annual Food War, which the sisters of Delta Phi Omega won. Members also volunteered at the Be The Change Day of Service and cleaned up Fort Sanders.
IFC hosted a cookout for UTPD officers and IFC members on October 26th. The event took place at FIJI Island in Fraternity Park. Both students and the officers in attendance said that it was great to get together in an informal way. IFC hopes to host a similar event in the spring.
NPHC donated money to Procter & Gamble’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. This program provides packets that clean drinking water to people in third world countries.
Members of NPHC volunteered at Vine Middle School’s College and Career Fair. Great job, NPHC!
Panhellenic hosted its annual Lip Sync competition on October 26th and 27th. The event raised $20,486 for Circle of Sisterhood, a non-profit organization that helps remove education barriers for women experiencing poverty and oppression.
Amber Hale, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. Way to go, Amber!
Chapter members Melissa Maros and Abbey Biddlecombe and Chapter President Shelby Furer attended a Pi Beta Phi workshop on learning how to advocate for Pi Beta Phi’s philanthropy Read>Lead>Achieve and promoting literacy in Atlanta. The workshop provided members with information about illiteracy rates, including the fact that 14 percent of the US adult population cannot read, and that being illiterate increases the odds of teen parenthood. Along with learning more about the frequency of illiteracy, they learned about better ways of communicating these ideas to others outside of the organization. Melissa and Abbey put together an action plan on how to bring the information back to the chapter so that everyone is able to benefit from the experience they had.