Students in Greek life at Fort Hays State University are more than happy to work for a good cause.

FHSU fraternities and sororities wrapped up their annual Greek Week activities last week. Amidst the laughter and levity, Greeks take seriously their responsibility in giving back to the community. Whether it was at the Tiger Food Exchange, Victor E. Garden or other locations on campus, fraternity and sorority members donated an hour of their time in service earlier this week.

Aaron Satran, Ogallah senior and chapter president of Alpha Gamma Rho, helped flip the compost pile at Victor E. Garden, the university garden that was started several years ago as a service-learning project to provide students with hands-on experience and knowledge of sustainable, local food production for the university.

Satran said it was meaningful to help out.

“It’s important for our chapter – any organization – to give back,” Satran said. “I think most fraternities and sororities would agree we get a lot of help, not only from campus but the whole community.”

Two of Satran’s fraternity brothers, Ford junior Braden Draper and Holly, Colo. senior Brendon Crum, helped rake the compost pile, giving it the needed oxygen in the decomposition process. Satran admitted he was learning on the job, but willing to do the job was what mattered.

“Just taking an hour out of our day is not a big thing but goes a long way to show our appreciation,” Satran said.