I love this story out of Tuscaloosa. Parents of young children are typically apprehensive about their kids roaming the streets on Halloween night. Typically, Halloween is dominated by the older crowd with really scary costumes, parties, and other mischief. The sororities at Alabama decided to welcome in over 1,000 children in costume to Trick or Treat down Sorority Row prior to the actual date of Halloween. Sorority members get dressed up, play games with the children, and pass out candy. Every year the crowds get larger and larger as the community learns about the event through the local newspaper. It’s no secret that the University is the largest thing going in Tuscaloosa, and this is a small way for the Sororities to give back to their community and create a safe space for young children. It’s a great connection between the Greeks and the larger community, and one that the local residents look forward to each year. This is the difference between a hostile environment between the Greeks and local residents, and a healthy (mutually beneficial) relationship between the Greeks and local residents. Let’s do more of this!