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

Sigma Kappa at UT Chattanooga Performs 17,000 Hours of Community Service in 2015

Way to go Sigma Kappa! According to this article, members of the Theta-Phi chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga performed an impressive 17,000 hours of community service in 2015. Not only are they providing personal growth for their members by creating a culture of giving back to their community, but the members of Sigma Kappa are finding causes that they care about and are more connected to each other as a chapter through community service. Sigma Kappa was founded in 1874 as a literary and social society. I’m sure those founders are very happy to see their mission continue and grow. This story highlights their values and purpose for their University, their community, and for all their members.

FIJI brothers run VT/UVA game ball for Jimmy V Cancer Foundation

I was sent a really neat story about the brothers of FIJI that are running the game ball from Blacksburg to Charlottesville for the Virginia Tech football game at the University of Virginia. The FIJI chapters at these two campuses are teaming up to run the football between the two towns, each chapter running the ball for 12 hours with a support bus behind them. I think this is a great event that two chapters can share, and they’ve done it annually for 13 years. Over that time, they’ve raised nearly $500,000 in this event for the Jimmy V Cancer Foundation. Congratulations!

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Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Marches Through Gang War in Chicago to End Violence

I was forwarded this excellent story about members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity that marched through freezing rain and snow in Chicago to demand an end to the escalating gang violence in the Chatham neighborhood. By taking this action, the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha encouraged others to patronize the stores in Chatham, and encouraged the community to feel safe and comfortable in those areas. This is a perfect example of living the values of your organization. Saying that you’re a member of a Greek letter organization on your resume just isn’t enough. The real question is, how did you make your community better (and in this case safer) as a result of you being there?

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