Fraternity Foodie

Check out our latest travels (and food choices) at University cities all across North America!

SAE at UCLA Helping at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

I love these stories. What a great thing for all members of the Greek community to do! SAE at UCLA stopped by the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and saw Lexi, a 12 year old girl who is battling heart disease and cancer. The brothers of the chapter saw her sign asking for pizza, so they brought over flowers and started singing to her. It’s the little things in life that go so far. Check out the video of the SAE brothers singing to Lexi here: Video  

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Alpha Tau Omega at Iowa State Talking About Sexual Assault Intervention

We should be having more conversations like this on college campuses across North America. According to this article, every AROTC cadet goes through a two day training course called MVP training that walks them through various scenarios to be proactive in preventing sexual assaults. They are using the leaders are campus to educate and then train other students. It’s really a perfect match, which is why I believe that Fraternities and Sororities are the best people on campus to effectively reach the student body and set the right expectations for a safe community. I’m glad to see Alpha Tau Omega at Iowa State getting involved in this important issue for all Universities.

Sigma Chi at Florida Gulf Coast nets $30,000 for Huntsman Cancer Institute

I love the idea behind Derby Days for Sigma Chi. The tradition started back at UC Berkley in 1916, and it still goes on today. Derby Days is four different parts. It consists of a relay race (sporting events and trivia), a fundraising competition, a skit competition, and finally the crowning of the Derby Darling. According to the latest article, Sigma Chi raised over $1.2 Million in 2013 for the Hunstman Cancer Institute from alumni and undergraduate chapters. This event taps into the competitiveness of the Greek system, it’s fun, engaging, and they’ve done a great job branding the event at chapters across the country. Not to mention, it’s all for a great cause! Keep up the great work guys.

Mizzou Kappa Kappa Gamma Challenging Stereotypes

I find this photo project called “Breaking Barriers” by Mizzou Kappa Kappa Gamma to be really interesting. I think they’ve tapped into something great by challenging the stereotypes of sorority women around the country in a unique way. The truth is that there are members in the Greek community that deal with suicidal thoughts, body image issues, racial barriers, and other problems that affect many college students today. As a group, I think they are better prepared to deal with those issues because they are not alone. They have a support group at their University of fellow sisters that will work through those issues with them, or find them the support they need on campus/in the community. They also have an ability to bring much more awareness to these pressing issues on campus together with a photo campaign like the one they’ve started. Great job!