The stigma surrounding Fraternity and Sorority Life is murky at best, but in reality, the Greek organizations here at Slippery Rock University work hard every year to positively impact the community. For instance, during the 2017-2018 academic year, the 16 organizations performed 9,662 hours of community service total. They also raised a total of $41,049 for their respective philanthropies.
Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society. Senior business management major and President of Kappa Sigma Chris De Santi said his fraternity has a focus on Four Pillars of Success: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service.
As part of the Service pillar, Kappa Sigma is involved with the Military Heroes Campaign, which supports ongoing care for military veterans and their families. Every semester, De Santi and his brothers host Pancakes for Patriots, a pancake delivery service, to raise money for the campaign. The fraternity also works with the Adopt a Highway program and has a stretch of highway by the Old Stone House on William Flynn Highway.
“When we’re initiating new people, we try to let them know about our focus on community service and fundraising, and how it’s a big part of being a brother,” De Santi said. “We wanna be better for the Slippery Rock community.”