Greek chapters at The University of West Georgia are founded upon leadership, service, and unification. The Greek Village was built to truly bring forth the unification and community that these chapters strive for, and since the community was established, the Greek chapters present in the village at The University of West Georgia have made a world of impact on members of the campus and community in Carrollton. This fall, these chapters have hosted and participated in countless events that have made a difference in the lives of numerous individuals of all ages. Members of these sororities and fraternities are involved in a wide range of activities including, but not limited to, honor societies, elite groups, and on campus jobs.
The four short months in the fall semester of 2015, alone, have proven to be filled with positive beams of light radiating from the Greek Village Community. Countless sorority and fraternity members are a part of the Student Government Association, University of West Georgia Blue Coats, orientation staff, and hold on campus jobs that help the university run efficiently every single day. Kappa Delta recognized the International Women’s Friendship Month on campus by allowing girls to make balloons with positive words to give to friends in September. Delta Zeta encouraged others on campus to make good choices and “Be More at UWG” by setting up a table on campus and having students write when they have a choice pertaining to their studies, their relationships, and just everyday life. Most of the chapters participated in the “Walk a Mile in our Shoes” walk on campus for sexual abuse awareness and took part in the university’s first ever Involvement Week; but the light that these chapters have been shining continues to travel even further than the perimeter of the campus.
One of the major aspects of Greek Life is serving a philanthropy in which the sorority or fraternity raise money for a cause that benefits others. The Greeks at the University of West Georgia are extremely supportive of each other’s philanthropies. Many of the chapters have spirit nights at local restaurants in which a certain percent of the money made is donated to their philanthropies. This semester, Phi Mu won $500 towards their philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network, for having the most attendance at Campus Outreach. These ladies also participated in the Color Run for “Reaching above Autism”. Alpha Gamma Delta’ Squirrel Sprint raised money for the American Diabetes Association, and these ladies also participated in the JDRF walk in Atlanta. Sigma Kappa hosted a corn hole tournament, which raised money for the Sigma Kappa Foundation. Delta Zeta hosted “Hot Dogs with your Hawt Dawgs for Hearing” on campus where the money spent on hot dogs went towards the hearing and speech impaired. The men of Pi Kappa Alpha hosted their first annual “Eat a Breast, Save a Chest” fried chicken dinner, where they raised over $500 dollars for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The men of Kappa Alpha Order hosted two blood drives on campus this semester as well. Sigma Chi hosted their annual Derby Days in which they raised money for Children’s Miracle Network and the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Lastly, Kappa Sigma continued their work in raising funds for the Military Heroes Campaign.
These chapters not only raise money for others, but they also invest in people. The ladies of Kappa Delta hosted a Halloween event in which they invested time and mentored Girl Scouts. The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta packed countless bags of food for children that may not have otherwise had any over the Thanksgiving holidays. The Greek community, as a whole, came together in support of a local Sigma Kappa sister who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. A concert was hosted at the Adamson Square to raise money for the young lady, and there was infinite Greek support.
The Greeks at the University of West Georgia have formed a community like no other in the Greek Village. Just this week in support of finals, there was a ”Brain Break” hosted in the community center of the Greek Village, which allowed the Greek students to come grab a snack for a break in their efforts to make their dreams come true and do well on their finals so that they may continue to make a difference in the world.