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Fraternities and Sororities Helps Promote Social Change

May 19th, 2011. Filed under charities,Social Good,social good models,Tennessee
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Typically, many fraternities and sororities across universities and colleges are for fun and parties. Seldom have we heard of them taking a step towards social change. But that is not the case at the University of Memphis (UM).

Fraternities and sororities at UM are creating a revolution by joining several activities that promote social change. In the video below, Cal Overman, an Organizational Leadership major, talks about the university’s Adopt-A-Street Program, which is being supported by many student organizations including his fraternity. The program strives to foster community involvement and civic awareness among participants by conducting a clean-up activity along the streets of UM.

Aside from the Adopt-A-Street Program, fraternities and sororities in Cal’s school establish a collaborative effort to help raise funds for charities. One example is the KA Kickball Tournament, a charitable event aimed to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Here is a video of Cal telling the road team about the great happenings at the University of Memphis. Check it out:

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How about the fraternities and sororities on your school campus? Do they involve themselves in philanthropy? Share your stories. We would love to hear from you.

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