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Stevens Greeks Deliver Food to First Responders After NJ Transit Train Crashes

On Thursday, a New Jersey Transit train filled with passengers during rush hour slammed into a bumper block, went airborne, and hit the passenger concourse at 8:45 AM. It killed one woman waiting on the platform who was hit by debris, and injured more than 100 passengers. It seems that the New York/New Jersey area is always prepared to handle any emergencies or situations that arise, and this was no exception. Once word spread of the accident, the Greek students at Stevens Institute of Technology, which is located only a few short blocks away from the Hoboken Terminal, gathered to collect donations of water, coffee, donuts, granola bars, and other snacks for all the first responders. Police, firefighters, EMT’s, and investigators who were working at the scene of the crash are always worried about helping others, and this time they got a great showing of support from the students at Stevens for all the hard work they do. It’s just another way of showing the world that the fraternity and sorority community truly want to help make a difference in their communities, they live the values of their respective organizations, and they show appreciation for the brave men and women....

TIPS Training Session Held at Alpha Epsilon Pi’s 103rd Convention to Promote Alcohol Safety

Michael Ayalon, CEO of Greek University, held a training session on August 10th, 2016 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa to teach Alpha Epsilon Pi’s fraternity leaders from all over the world how to prevent drunk driving, underage drinking, and alcohol abuse. Student participants from the United States, France, Canada, the UK, and Israel during Epsilon Pi’s 103rd Convention to become certified in the TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) program, designed to show students why, when, and how to intervene with their peers to prevent alcohol related problems. TIPS training enhances the people skills of the students to develop a new sense of expertise, confidence, and sense of control over their campus environment. Program participants are trained by certified instructors to detect the signs of intoxication and gain the confidence needed to intervene effectively. Students also learned to identify underage people and people who are already intoxicated. Students on over 1,200 campuses have been trained in this innovative program designed specifically for University students. Since implementing the program, several top Universities have seen a significant reduction in the number of alcohol-related incidents.

Theta Chi Fraternity Brothers Ride Cross Country For Cancer Awareness

After a University of Washington student and Theta Chi brother died of brain cancer in 2006, the brothers of the chapter started the Kyle Charvat Foundation to assist and bring awareness to college-aged cancer patients. According to this article, the nonprofit organization helps to pay for their expenses, medications, physical therapy, and transportation to and from their treatments.  The current president of the chapter clearly sees the connection between the mission of the fraternity and his own role in helping others. The 40 day bike ride will help to raise at least $20,000 towards the Kyle Charvat Foundation. Way to go, and keep up the great work! Theta Chi #fraternity brothers ride cross country to raise awareness for #college aged cancer patients: https://t.co/JnHHx8gorA — Michael Ayalon (@GreekUniversity) June 22, 2016

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UT’s 13 Panhellenic Sororities Raise $40,000 To Build School in Haiti

I loved reading this article today talking about Ginny Carroll’s continued work with Circle of Sisterhood to rally sorority women around the cause of educating women that are facing poverty and oppression. The fact that 13 Panhellenic sororities at the University of Tennessee raised $40,000 in two years to build a school in Haiti is just incredible. Additional tax deductible donations for the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation can be made here: https://www.circleofsisterhood.org/give-now/