Nov 06th, 2013

A month of philanthropy

October was a busy month on High Point University’s campus. Between Alumni Weekend, midterm exams and Fall Break, it is amazing that students have had the time to come together to help those who deserve it most. The Greek community on campus works tremendously hard to promote their philanthropies, and October was a month full of service. Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Chi Omega, Phi Mu, Tri Sigma and Pi Kappa Alpha all held philanthropy weeks during the month of October.  Five different philanthropy events means five different causes getting attention and being helped by students.

Zeta Tau Alpha kicked off October with Think Pink Week, an event to support breast cancer education and awareness. Events of the week included a give-back night at Barberitos, a pink pin attire day, pink hair extensions, a Stella and Dot trunk show and a memorial ceremony called Seeds for Hope. Students were able to purchase flowers in honor or memoriam of those affected by breast cancer. The campus was filled with pink, including pink ribbons passed out for all students to wear on their clothes or to affix to their bags.

ZTA Seeds for hope

Pi Kappa Alpha hosted the Jimmy V Week, supporting the Jimmy V Foundation, a cancer research fund. Their week started with a member auction, giving students the opportunity to bid on dates with brothers to local restaurants, movies and sporting events. Pairing with the Athletics program, they hosted the Panther Madness event, the kickoff to the winter athletic season, and a cookout. Later in the week, students wore red pin attire and had dinner at Chili’s for a give-back night. The brothers also hosted College Night at After Hours, Jail Bail and a dinner. Brothers were placed in a pretend jail and were unable to be released until bail was paid. The dinner was for students who signed up to play in the 9th Annual Garnet and Gold Golf Classic, which wrapped up the week.

During the same week, Tri Sigma hosted their philanthropy week, supporting the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation, which funds play therapy in hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC and Dallas, TX. The week started with a screening of the movie “21.” Students really do love Barberitos, so the sisters hosted a give-back night there during lunch and dinner. The sisters hosted a fun-filled casino night and wrapped up their week with a grilled cheese sale.

Phi Mu began their Miracle Week supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with a trunk show and raffle. Vendors included Boho Blue, All that Jas, Stella and Dot, Headbands for Hope, Scentsy and Over Under Clothing.

Alpha Chi Omega wrapped up the month with their philanthropy week, supporting Domestic Violence Awareness. The week started with the Second Annual Strut Your Stuff event, where teams of five men went through a relay race wearing red high heels. The sisters showed the movie, “Safe Haven” for all students to watch. Students and faculty were invited to wear purple pin attire and ended the week with an Ivy and Leo Trunk show.


It’s so amazing to see how much dedication students put into philanthropy on campus! Even if you aren’t involved in Greek life, there are plenty of ways to get involved and give back! Service is just one of the greatest parts about HPU that I love! I had a great time participating in all the different events!

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