Service to the Community

Greeks take pride in community service and philanthropy. In 2012, more than 20,000 hours of volunteer time and $80,000 dollars were raised for philanthropic initiatives. Each chapter has a foundation or charity they sponsor through philanthropic events. Sororities and fraternities sponsor a multitude of activities each year to impact the local community and raise money for their special philanthropies. Fund-raising events and hands-on service projects of many kinds are organized by individual chapters as well as the Greek community as a whole to benefit worthwhile charities. Working together on such projects not only benefits worthy causes, but also fosters personal growth and greater unity among Greek members. Various activities include fundraising, volunteering time to shelters, tutoring young children, coordinating activities for youth, sponsoring environmental and neighborhood clean-ups, conducting blood drives and a variety of additional activities.

There is a difference between “philanthropy” and “service”

phi·lan·thro·py: the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed by the generous donation of money to good causes.

serv·ice: an act of helpful activity; help; aid: to do someone a service.

Here is a list of just some of the philanthropic organizations our Greek give back to, nationally and locally.

  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Crippled Children’s Home
  • Local Area Nursing Homes
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Adopt-A-Mile
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Keep Bulloch Beautiful
  • Go to High School, Go to College
  • Project Alpha
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Voteless People, Hopeless People
  • United Way of Bulloch County
  • Special Olympics
  • Girl Scouts
  • Joseph’s Home for Boys
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • A Friend In Need Foundation
  • PUSH America
  • Leukemia Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Relay for Life
  • American Red Cross
  • Statesboro Food Bank
  • Second Chances

Last updated: 3/3/2016

Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life • PO Box 8097• (912) 478-5185 • greeks@georgiasouthern.edu